I remember as a teenager how I loved Oh Henry bars. The crunch of peanuts, the chewiness of the caramel and the sweetness of the chocolate. It was like magic in a bar.
Now as an adult I have discovered that all those ingredients were not that great and were not really food in any regard. The magic I experienced was from my altered sugar infused state! Not a good thing.
So when I stumbled upon this recipe I couldn’t believe how amazing it tasted and to my surprise it reminded me of the Oh Henry bars of my youth. A healthy Oh Henry bar, could this be true? Yes.
These were so good that I had to share them. This Easter weekend I made these healthy Oh Henry drops for my fiance’s family. The recipe was inspired by foodbabe.com . The original recipe called for chopped almonds and goji berries but I revamped the recipe for my taste and you can too! The almonds are easily replaced by a number of different nuts and seeds. Try it with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts or anything else you have in the freezer (nuts stored there remain fresher!). My fiance’s family loved them! Yay for healthy real food 🙂
Healthy Oh Henry Drops
- 1 ½ cups chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds*
- ¾ cup goji berries
- 100g of dark chocolate ( I used Lindt 90%)
- Sea salt
*TIP: To make the nuts and seeds more digestible I suggest sprouting them (for almonds soak for 24 hours, pumpkin seeds 3-4 hours) then dehydrating them overnight. Read more about sprouting here.
1. Chop almonds and pumpkin seeds.
2. In a double boiler melt the dark chocolate.
3. Once chocolate is melted remove from heat and add almonds, pumpkin seeds and goji berries. Stir well until all ingredients are covered with yummy chocolate.
4. Using a spoon drop the chocolate mixture onto a baking dish covered in parchment paper*.
5. Sprinkle with sea salt and place in the freezer for ½ an hour or until hard.
*You can also use the non-stick sheets that come with dehydrators!
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as B vitamins, collagen repairing vitamin C and vitamin E. They also contain essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids.
Almonds are a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. They are also rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids and are a great source of B vitamins and vitamin E.
Goji berries for starters contain a significant amount of vitamin C, vitamin A (as beta carotene) and iron. For more nutritional information go here.
Read more about chocolate here!