When I head out on an adventure, be it off into the mountains or on my bike for a long ride, I like to take my own homemade snacks with me. Over the past few years I have developed a range of recipes aimed at giving me optimal energy, as well as maximum eating enjoyment (not something to ever be sacrificed). Despite the simplicity of this recipe it has been a long standing favourite for some time now.
Add the Brazil nuts, dates, cacao powder and maple syrup into a food processor and blitz until the ingredients come together in a large ball. This can take two or three minutes.
Remove the mixture from the food processor and roll out on greaseproof paper until you have a neat rectangle. Roughly chop the dark chocolate and sprinkle over the top of the brownie mix.
Using your hands press the chocolate chips into the mix, fold over on itself and re-roll into a neat rectangle.
Place in the fridge for an hour to set before cutting into bite-sized squares.