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Homemade Nakd Bars

Since being diagnosed as coeliac back in January, I have relied a lot on bars like Nakd bars to grab when I’m on the go or as a snack. I generally always have something in my handbag in case I end up being somewhere where there’s nothing gluten free, especially as I’m someone who gets pretty ‘hangry’ if I don’t eat every few hours ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nakd bars are made from THE most simple ingredients, so I thought I’d have a go at making my own. The bars were a bit of an experiment but these were the rough quantities (it’s hard to go wrong when you’re using only two main ingredients).

I made chocolate mint ones. These make about 10 bars: 


1 cup medjool dates (pitted)
1 1/4 cup cashews
1 heaped teaspoon raw cacao
A few drops peppermint flavouring

Just literally chuck everything into a blender and blitz until it goes into a big squidgy ball. Soooo quick to make! Then squish it into a clingfilm-lined tin (I used a loaf cake tin). Put in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden a little and then cut up into bars. I wrap them up in clingfilm and keep in a tuppleware in the cupboard or fridge to grab and take to work. They should last a couple of weeks but you can also freeze them.

I’ve also tried this recipe using vanilla essence instead of peppermint flavouring which was divine, but you could experiment. My favourite Nakd bars are chocolate orange so I’m going to make those next. Other flavours you could add: dried berries / ground ginger / cinnamon / raisins / other nuts such as pecans.

What is your favourite on-the-go snack?

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18 Comments

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    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    November 21, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I like Nakd bars too! What a good idea to have a go at making your own – yours look fabulous!

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      Polly Rowan
      November 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

      They're so delicious aren't they. You should give it a go – they're super easy.

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    The City Post-It
    November 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Yum! These look great and much easier to make than I thought they would be x

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      Polly Rowan
      November 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Seriously you can make them in 10 minutes on a Tuesday evening! (That's what I did ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Sarah @Daydreams of Summertime
    November 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Oooh I love nakd bars so I might just give these a try! So easy!

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      Polly Rowan
      November 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Let me know if you do give them a go Sarah! Have a fab weekend x

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    aclame
    November 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

    i like your blog) thank you for the recipe:)

    http://tenderpie.blogspot.com/

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    Charlotte {theteapotexplodes}
    November 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    This is such a good idea. I will be giving these a try for sure! x

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      Polly Rowan
      November 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Charlotte – let me know if you do! x

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    Natalie
    November 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Always looking for healthy (and easy) snacks! Def trying these. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Polly Rowan
      November 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      you should! I've made a batch every week since I discovered how easy they are.

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    Diana Mieczan
    November 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I am so giving those a try. As you, I need to always have a little snack in my bag for when I get super hungry on the go. Hope you had a great weekend, lovely.

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      Polly Rowan
      November 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Glad it's not just me ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm always thinking about where my next meal is coming from haha.

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    Emily Sharp
    November 25, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    ahh lovely lovely !

    I've done a similar recipe to this using lots of cocoa and dried CHERRIES! really nice rich flavoured one! It's so much more satisfying and tastier making your own isn't it !?

    Emily ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://esrscreatives.wordpress.com/

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      Polly Rowan
      November 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      that sounds amazing. I love cocoa and cherries – I'm off to check it out now x

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    catherine sprunt
    December 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This is VERY cool! I'd never thought to make my own and they look just like the real deal. Have you tried the Christmas pud nakd bar? It's lovely!

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      Polly Rowan
      December 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Seriously they're so easy to make! Nooo I haven't and I really want to ๐Ÿ™‚ Might go on a hunt for it this weekend x

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