The fresh mango in these super nutritious bars make them utterly addictive for both adults and children. You can vary the nuts/seeds that you use according to preference or whatever you have in your cupboard and if you can't find 'popped' quinoa in your local shop then you can easily substitute porridge oats (use 60g) but I love the texture of the quinoa, as does my daughter!
Makes 12 squares
30g sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
60g peanut (or other nut) butter
30g dates, roughly chopped
30g dried mango, roughly chopped
90g fresh mango, roughly chopped
40g puffed quinoa
Line a medium tupperware or baking dish (around 15 x 10cm or similar) with baking parchment and set aside.
Place the almonds and sunflower seeds in a food processor and blitz until roughly broken down. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the quinoa, and continue to blitz until the mixture comes together like a cookie dough. Remove and carefully stir through the puffed quinoa until coated.
Press down the mixture into the prepared dish with a spatula or the back of a spoon until evenly spread. Place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or until set. Remove and slice into squares.