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Chocolate Coated Walnut Protein Bar

A delicious, healthy no bake oat bar lightly scented with fresh lemons and dates and topped with a wonderful dairy free chocolate icing. Perfect as a satisfying breakfast on the go, mid morning snack, packed lunch or exercise booster.

Credited to: Nairn's


Serves 18
15 mins prep
120 mins cooking time


For the bars:
  • Grated zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 115g / 4oz pitted chopped dates
  • 4tbsp xylitol
  • 50g / 2oz walnut butter
  • 150g / 5oz cashew nuts ground to a fine flour
  • 4tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 115g / 4oz Nairn’s gluten free porridge oats
  • 115g / 4oz finely chopped walnuts
  • 50g / 2oz chopped dried dates
  • 25g /1oz sunflower seeds
  • 50g /2oz desiccated coconut 
Walnut chocolate icing:
  • 2tbsp walnut butter
  • 200g / 7oz dairy free dark chocolate
  • 2tbsp xylitol


  1. Place the lemon juice, zest, dates, xylitol and walnut butter in a blender and process to form a smooth puree

  2. Place the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the date puree and mix thoroughly

  3. Grease and line a rectangular tray bake approximately 30cmx20cm. Spoon the mixture into the tin and press down firmly to form a dense bar. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour

  4. Place the chocolate in a pan with the xylitol and heat very gently to melt. Stir in the walnut butter and beat well. Pour over the walnut bar and spread thinly

  5. Leave to set for a further 1 hour to harden

  6. Cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freeze in batches.

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