Power bar with hazelnut and cardamom wrapped in some paper

Spiced Power Bars

3040 Min

Who says snacking can't be healthy! These power bars will fit in any bag as a tasty snack or make a great addition to school lunch boxes. Cardamom has a eucalyptus-like flavor and adds a delicious, aromatic note to the bars.

Ingredients 4 Portions

  • 30 gRaw cane sugar
  • 30 gHoney
  • 40 mlWater
  • 150 gRolled oats
  • 30 gHazelnuts, ground
  • 30 gCoconut flakes
  • 110 gCashew nuts, soaked in water overnight
  • 75 gPlums, dried
  • 75 gDates, dried
  • 30 gToasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.Cinnamon, Ground


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 160 °C (356°F).

  2. 2

    Bring the sugar, honey, water, cardamom and cinnamon to the boil in a small pan.

  3. 3

    Remove from the heat and mix well with the rolled oats, hazelnuts and coconut flakes in a bowl. 

  4. 4

    Spread out onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 20 minutes at 160°C (320°F) using the conventional oven setting. Stir occasionally.

  5. 5

    Drain the cashew nuts, rinse and grind to a fine paste in a food processor.

  6. 6

    Cut the dried plums and dates into small pieces, mix with the cashew paste and combine with the rolled oats and other ingredients into a sticky mixture.

  7. 7

    Place between two sheets of baking parchment and roll out until 1.5 cm thick. Cut into rectangular bars.

  8. 8

    Press the top and bottom of the bars into the toasted sesame seeds and enjoy.

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