Skywalker Protein Bar
Keeping in mind the kids of our creche in the Favelas in Brazil at the time of making this, I was in London at a friend’s place who had a kid of 5 years old and love to eat sweets. As most kids are so addicted to sweets, this is a quick and easy recipe to prepare at home and school for our kids. There are cooks in charge of preparing the meals and snacks at each creche and they have to prepare 5 meals per day per child for 100 – 150 kids every day. The idea was to prepare these bars and keep them for times of overwork in the kitchen to have as backup sweet snacks.
The name “skywalker” was given to this recipe as we wrote a project proposal to support teenagers at our Youth training center. Unfortunately, the center is closed due to a lack of funding.
The Carob tree has a long history in the Middle East, especially the pod and beans as a food. Carob is high in tannins, which aid to fight toxins in the digestive tract and keep harmful bacteria from growing in the intestines. Rather than dissolving in fluids, these tannins have a drying action, which aids in the drying of the stool, making it an effective diarrhea therapy.
Skywalker protein bars are the perfect treat that are loaded with protein and sweetness that the kids will love to bits.
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tbsp chickpea powder roasted
- 2/3 hazelnuts roasted
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts roasted
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoon coconut powder
- pinch of salt and cayenne pepper
- For topping
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup carob or chocolate powder.
Grind all nuts and seeds independently and mix with a blended mix well of dates, water, and raisins.
Form the paste into a mold and bake at 360ºf / 180ºc for 30 mins.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
When sufficiently cooled, cut into squares as you prefer.
Melt the coconut sugar, melt the carob powder in a little water and mix with coconut sugar and pour over the bars.
Let it cool and it ready.