We are officially in the summer season here in Greece and we are craving often something sweet and cold to chase the heat away. So I decided for these healthy, sweet, light, fruity and energy Mango Bars, that doesn't require too much work.
If you don't like walnuts, you can replace them with your favorite nuts. I highly recommend a good quality of molasses for this recipe, because of its taste and its super benefits. Molasses is a good source of iron, selenium, copper, calcium and many more. In case you want to replace it, then please use honey.
I also recommend this recipe as a healthy cold snack for kids during summer time. My kids loved it!
Preperation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours
200 gr. oat flakes
100 gr. walnuts
150 gr. molasses
2 ripe mangoes
1 envelope gelatine
1 tbsp. coconut flakes for sprinkle (optional)
In a food processor add oat flakes, walnuts and beat for a minute. Place molasses in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Add molasses to the oats mixture and beat until homogenised.
In an oven pan (20x25 cm) with parchment paper, place the mixture, spread it all over the pan and press with your hands. Place in the fridge until needed.
In a small saucepan add water and bring it to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and sprinkle the gelatine over the water. Let bloom for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the mangoes, scoop out the filling and place in a food processor. Beat for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Pour the gelatin into the blender with the mango puree and beat for 1 more minute or until combined. Pour the mango puree over the oat mixture and place in the refrigerator. If desired sprinkle some coconut flakes
Refrigerate the bars for at least 3 hours or overnight, until set. The mango topping should be firm. To slice, run a knife under hot water, wipe dry and then slice bars.
Refrigerate any leftovers up to 4 days.
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