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Mean Mole Bars

Posted on 05 Nov 2011 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

Grab-and-go. Pack-and-go. Meals on (bicycle) wheels! To save time in the mornings and to fuel my daily 24 k (15 miles) bike commute to-and-from work, I've been making a whole lot of breakfast bars/muffins and snacks. My secondment period has come to an end and I ditched the lease car for my precious bike. Fatigue and muscle aches ensued, but I felt so much happier, and weirdly, so much more energized at the end of the day. Hooray for biking ^^
My metabolism had to re-adjust too. It was screaming 'CARBS!' all over the place ;-) Energy bars and nuts to the rescue. Professional cyclists here I come, overtake me if you can :-p

Mean Mole Bars (makes 6)

Nutritional data per mole bar (nutritional data may vary depending on the brand of (whey) protein powder you're using):


  • 95 g (~ 3 oz) raw unsalted peanuts
  • 190 g pitted dates (about 10 dates)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 scoop (whey) protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 20-30 g (1 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • cocoa nibs to top


    Blend everything together in your blender until very fine. Add a bit of water if mix is too dry to shape. Press into a dish lined with baking paper. Refrigerate and then cut into 6 equal bars. Wrap individually in plastic foil and keep refrigerated or freeze if you're not planning on finishing them all within a week.


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