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Chocolate cookie bar

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Chocolate cookie bar

I thought this was a good recipe to test out over the holidays.

It contains chocolate but is also quite nutrient dense.

In fact, I would classify this as more of a muesli bar than a ‘cookie’ and it holds together fabulously. If you have a child who can’t manage muesli bars at the moment but will eat biscuits, this could be a good bridge.

Simple to make and with standard ingredients (can easily be GF), I think it’s a win.

Recipe – Chocolate cookie bar

1/3 cup softened butter
1/6 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar) add more to taste
1 egg
¾ tsp vanilla
½ cup flour (can be GF)
1 tsp baking powder
1 dessert sp ground linseeds/LSA (optional)
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped nuts/seeds (optional)
1/3 cup rolled/quick oats (I put wholemeal oats in the food processor to chop a little)
¼ cup desiccated coconut (optional)
¾ cup chocolate chips (I dislike compound chocolate so used a dark chocolate bar and broke it up in the food processor, so it was chip-like)


Heat oven to 175°
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and blitz.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet and combine.
Grease a baking dish.
Press the mixture firmly into the baking dish and flatten the top.
Bake for approx. 20 mins. For crispier bars, cook for 5-10 mins longer.
Leave to cool before slicing.
Keeps well in the fridge!

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), MSc Psychology (first-class honours), is working on a PhD, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.

She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.

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