Healthy snack bar

ChrisButch
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Re: Healthy snack bar

Postby ChrisButch » 13 Apr 2019, 11:52am

One of the practical disadvantages of home-made bars is that they tend to disintegrate into a pile of sticky crumbs if subject to the abuse of a saddlebag, jersey pocket etc. Manufactured bars use various dubious additives for coherence, but you can get round this using agar flakes, an organic gelatine substitute derived from algae. The main supermarkets now stock this on the baking ingredients shelves.
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go4it
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Re: Healthy snack bar

Postby go4it » 13 Apr 2019, 12:03pm

Chris .Wish I had seen this before Mrs.Go had gone shopping...I am laid up with dreaded Gout..4 weeks Nearly ! Ouch.

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Re: Healthy snack bar

Postby whoof » 13 Apr 2019, 9:13pm

ChrisButch wrote:One of the practical disadvantages of home-made bars is that they tend to disintegrate into a pile of sticky crumbs if subject to the abuse of a saddlebag, jersey pocket etc. Manufactured bars use various dubious additives for coherence, but you can get round this using agar flakes, an organic gelatine substitute derived from algae. The main supermarkets now stock this on the baking ingredients shelves.

Or just include enough of the sticky ingredients (dates,prunes etc) and a bit of baking so that they hold together.

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Re: Healthy snack bar

Postby LollyKat » 13 Apr 2019, 9:37pm

Mrs R2's bars hold up very well.

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Re: Healthy snack bar

Postby pjclinch » 14 Apr 2019, 8:04am

LollyKat wrote:Mrs R2's bars hold up very well.


You get a bit more binder and "natural sugar" by adding finely chopped apple to this sort of recipe (thanks to a certain Dr. E. Pooley for that idea).

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