NO BAKE – Caramel Bars

These bars are a real treat made with no refined sugar and made mostly with good stuff! Top with vegan chocolate if you wish them to be dairy free.

The date caramel is so creamy and delicious you wont believe how good it tastes!

These will be a firm favourite in our house from now on. If you try them please let us know in the comments.

As always we supply all the ingredients just head to groceries.

Lou 🙂


For the caramel:

  • 200g pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter – peanut/almond/cashew
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 3-4 tablespoons boiling water

For the base :



Step 1: Line a loaf tin with parchment paper, or a similar sized lunchbox will work too.

Step 2: Make the caramel: Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth. Take out 3/4 of the caramel and put it in a bowl and add in the base ingredients.

Step 3: Make the base: to the blender with 1/4 of the caramel add the oats, cocoa powder, coconut oil and boiling water. Blend until combined.

Step 4: Spoon the base mix into the loaf tin, smooth with a spoon or spatula. Top with the caramel and smooth. Put this in the fridge for 1 hour to set.

Step 5: Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Pour over the top and tilt the tin to cover, sprinkle with sea salt. Chill for 30 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy.

Easy Apple Donuts

If you’re a fan of apple and peanut butter you’ll love these easy apple donuts!! They work perfectly as a snack and look so tempting. My kids love them.

It’s best to eat them straight away; so make them and share them and eat them as soon as they are set.

We used big juicy Irish apples for these, a nice alternative to the toffee apple. Find all the ingredients in our groceries.

Let us know if you try them.

Lou 🙂


Line a tray with parchment paper, the tray will need to fit in the freezer or fridge.

Step 1: Slice the apple into 4 slices. Use a small cutter or to take out the centre and make a donut shape.

Step 2: Chop the peanuts.

Step 3: Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water. Dip the apple slices in the chocolate and cover using a spoon. Transfer to the tray.

Step 4: Drizzle over the peanut butter and sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top.

Step 5: Put the tray in the freezer or fridge to set for 20-30 minutes.

Eat straight away.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Baked Oats

We love oats in every way, when you eat them they release energy slowly over the next few hours and make for a great start to the day! However, porridge everyday can get a bit boring so we’ve added a few good ingredients to make this indulgent baked oats dish. Of course you probably won’t have chocolate oats everyday so give this a go at the weekend or to celebrate a special day! Serve as it is or with yoghurt and banana or ice cream and berries.

Lou 🙂


  • 200g oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 40g mixed seeds or nuts
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300g milk of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter, and extra to blob on top
  • 50g chopped dark chocolate- optional


  1. Preheat the oven 180c.
  2. Have a deep baking tray or pie dish ready to go.
  3. Add the oats, seeds, cocoa powder and baking powder to a mixing bowl and stir well.
  4. Measure the milk into a jug, crack in the egg, add the mashed banana, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk well with a fork.
  5. Pour the milk mix into the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Pour the mix into the baking tray.
  7. Blob on 4-6 teaspoons of the peanut butter, and sprinkle over the chopped chocolate.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, then set aside to cool for 5 minutes then serve. It goes really well with yoghurt and fresh raspberries.