☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bars with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

March…

is just around the corner but did you know?… March is also the National Nutrition Month as well!

I have been approach by Indigo Herbs to come up with something delicious for the month. So I have created for you not just one but two of my yummy scrummy Popcorn Energy Bars recipes!

  1. Chocolate Apricot Raisins Popcorn Energy Bars
  2. Chocolate Apple Cranberries Popcorn Energy Bars

The great thing about this is that it works very similar to homemade no-bake granola bar. This mean that all you need is a base mixture and then you can alternate the fillings how ever you want them. I’d like to introduce you two special ingredients that will make up two types of Popcorn Energy Bar.

1. Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex – Chocolate Apricot Raisins Popcorn Energy Bars

2. Reishi Mushroom Pure Powder – Chocolate Apple Cranberries Popcorn Energy Bars

 


But before we get started, let’s have a little look why these are so special…

Popcorn Bar with Indigo Herbs*From Indigo Herbs’ website.


☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

Now let’s get started on the Popcorn bar recipe…

Firstly, you would need the base ingredients and then we will split them into two bowls for two separate Popcorn Bar ingredients.

What you need:

  • 2 square tins baking trays
  • baking paper to the square of the tins.
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 2 mixing wooden spoons
  • knife to chop up the dried fruits
  • colourful sprinkles to go on top (optional)

Preparations:

  • Grease both square tin trays.
  • Place the baking paper on top of each buttered tin trays.
  • Chopped bite-sized dried fruits
    • 1 cup apricot
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 cup apple
    • 1 cup cranberries

Base Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1  cup oats**
  • 5 cups of ready to eat popcorn
  • 1 cup cashew nuts***
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Organic Yacon Syrup****
  • 2 cup of melted chocolate*****

How to:

  1. In a large bowl combine oats, popcorn, cashew nuts, raisins – stir and mix well together with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add in the butter, honey, yacon syrup, melted chocolate – stir and mix well together.
  3. Separate ingredients into two mixing bowls.

 

Bowl #1 – Chocolate Apricot Popcorn Energy Bars

  1. Place the chopped apricots and Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex into bowl. Stir and mix well together.
  2. Once combined, place mixture into tray #1 and spread out evenly. Give it a little push, but not too hard as you don’t really want to squash the popcorn.
  3. Refrigerated for at least 4 hours.
  4. Cut into bite size.

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

Bowl #2 – Chocolate Apple Cranberries Popcorn Energy Bars

  1. Place the chopped apple, cranberries, Reishi Mushroom Pure Powder into bowl. Stir and mix well together.
  2. Once combined, place the mixture into tray #2 and spread out evenly. Give it a little push, but not too hard as you don’t really want to squash the popcorn.
  3. Refrigerated for at least 4 hours.
  4. Cut into bite size.

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway


Tips:
*Any dried fruits will work.
**I enjoyed Gluten-Free Oats.
***Any nuts will work also. Try peanuts, sunflower seeds or walnuts!
****You can also use Organic Dark Maple Syrup, or golden syrup too.
*****You can always put more chocolate or a cup of coconut oil in it if you wanted a more solid bar than soft bars versions.
 …

Our Verdict!

I’m so pleased how these have turned out. Both of my kids love these little rich delicates and really enjoyed them. I also packed these out on our tresure hunt walks over Half-term and Ethan’s school packed lunch too.

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

 

What kind of energy or snack bar do you take on your outings? 

Do share – I love to hear all about it.


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If you would like more information about Indigo Herbs then log onto here.


Giveaway Time! 

Would you like also like to try out the

Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex (100g : £15.99)

&

Reishi Mushroom Pure Powder (50g : £7.99)?

Well, here is a chance to win!

 Happy National Nutrition Month Everyone!

☆ Chocolate Popcorn Energy Bar with Indigo Herbs ☆ Review & Giveaway

Indigo Herbs Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex & Reishi Mushroom Pure Powder – Worth £49.98!

*This is a sponsored post. All photos, words, and opinions are honest and of my own.

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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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54 Comments

  1. 24/02/2017 / 1:42 pm

    These sound good! I’m so leery of creating “delicious” treats in my home as my kids are super picky. It’s great to see evidence that kids like these. I know I would love them!
    ~Jess
    #FabFridayPost

  2. 24/02/2017 / 3:23 pm

    These look amazing – I really need to start working on being a bit more crafty in the kitchen! #FabFridayPost

  3. 26/02/2017 / 3:06 am

    These look delish and sound divine. We may just try this! Thanks Su! #FabFridayPost xo

  4. 26/02/2017 / 9:02 am

    We usually just take apples when we go out, sometimes a flask of hot chocolate. These look yummy – and you know I love mushrooms so this nutrients sounds very appealing. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • 28/02/2017 / 7:29 pm

      We love apples too but they always get bruises. A flask of hot chocolate sound great too! x

  5. cheryl hadfield
    26/02/2017 / 4:08 pm

    we take homemade flapjacks

    • 28/02/2017 / 7:31 pm

      I haven’t made flapjacks before. I should give this a try soon! x

  6. 01/03/2017 / 7:55 pm

    What a really interesting product, I’d not heard of anything like this before. Your recipies look absolutely delicious too. #FabFridayPost

  7. 01/03/2017 / 11:15 pm

    mmm these sound amazing. I might adapt the recipe and make some dairy free ones #fabfridaypost

  8. 05/03/2017 / 9:26 am

    Wow these really do look great! My boys would demolish these in about a minute! Great recipe:) I havent tried yacon syrup so it is something new for me to try. The indigo herb range is now on my list for looking into a bit more, thanks:)

    Mainy

    #fabfridaypost

  9. olivia Kirby
    14/03/2017 / 12:36 pm

    We normally take biscuits and grapes out with us.

  10. 14/03/2017 / 1:19 pm

    Those look divine, and not too difficult provided you can get all the ingredients.
    #globalblogging

    • 15/03/2017 / 1:53 pm

      I bought the ingredients from the supermarkets or any food health store. x

  11. 14/03/2017 / 1:51 pm

    Wow, yum yum yum! What a way to use your indigo herbs, love it! #DreamTeam

    • 15/03/2017 / 1:55 pm

      We all love this recipes here! My kids ask for them all the time. lol! x

  12. 17/03/2017 / 9:46 pm

    Oh my Su. My kids would jump into these like crazy! They look delish! I am impressed with these ingredients!! #globalblogging

    • 19/03/2017 / 11:27 pm

      lol! My kids love these so much! I am so chuffed! Thank you for hosting. x

  13. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    21/03/2017 / 9:43 am

    These look very yummy and they can easily be adapted for my son’s allergies which is great!
    #KCACOLS

    • 24/03/2017 / 7:06 am

      They are really delicious! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. x

  14. 22/03/2017 / 7:39 pm

    oh wow these look and sound amazing. im totally into healthy treats right now! #KCACOLS

  15. 24/03/2017 / 5:15 pm

    my kids like any kind of cereal bars but when i have time i prefer to make something homemade for them

  16. 25/03/2017 / 8:36 pm

    how yummy do these look and sound! I love the fact you can substitute stuff. I hate sticking to a recipe! #KCACOLS

  17. 30/03/2017 / 5:07 pm

    These look and sound heavenly! I love food posts!

    Thanks for linking with #KCACOLS. Do link again on Sunday.

  18. 31/03/2017 / 10:36 am

    They look really yummy!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  19. 08/05/2017 / 2:29 pm

    These look great!! I will have to give them a go for sure.

  20. 08/05/2017 / 8:56 pm

    This look great and I know my kids would love them. I’ve never heard of indigo herbs before either! x

    • 16/06/2017 / 1:54 pm

      Indigo is a great brand. They have lots of healthy stuffs. You should check them out. x

  21. 16/05/2017 / 3:38 pm

    Oh they sound delicious! I’m definitely going to have a go at making them.

  22. sam macaree
    16/06/2017 / 10:52 am

    these wouldn’t last long iin my house!

  23. Chiara S.
    18/06/2017 / 7:47 am

    Oh gosh, these look so yummy and fun! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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