“Brazil nuts are the richest source of the mineral selenium, containing 10 times more than the next richest source. Selenium rich foods helps to combat depression and studies have shown that eating a small handful of Brazil nuts can help to improve mood. Plus, the polyphenols in dark chocolate are thought to improve anxiety and enhance feelings of calmness.” Dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker.
Gluten free, vegetarian
Makes 10-12 bars
- 150 g oats (check gluten free if avoiding gluten)
- 150 g Brazil nuts
- 100 g dark chocolate chips
- 100 g honey
- 75 g peanut or almond butter
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Spread the oats on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool and transfer to a bowl.
Place the Brazil nuts in a food processor and roughly chop. Add the nuts and chocolate chips to the oats.
Place the honey and peanut butter into a saucepan and warm over a low heat until mixed together. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well.
Press the mixture over a lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.