Homemade ‘Naked’ Bars- Cocoa Flavour

27 Jan

IMG_3062Do you eat those lovely little Nakd bars? I love them, but they’re so expensive- around 75p each where I shop. I decided it was time to try and make my own, since there’s only a handful of ingredients listed on the back of the packet.

I bought a liquidiser attachment for my Kenwood mixer in order to make these (and other dishes). I think you’ll find it quite effortful to make them without a liquidiser or food processor.


  • 100g/ 4oz pitted dates
  • 60g/ 2oz cashews
  • 40g/ 1 1/2oz raisins
  • 7-15g/ 1/4- 1/2 oz cocoa (depends how strong you like it)


  1. Blitz all the ingredients in the liquidiser or food processor, you might need to give them a shake down until they are fairly fine
  2. They wil naturally start to come together but you can press them or knead them by hand
  3. Press into a small tin lined with foil or clingfilm, or you could shape into balls or anything you like really! If you press them flat, like this:


Then make sure to mark them into bars before you refrigerate, so they’ll be easier to break up.

And there you have it- your very own Naked bars in around 5 minutes! No cooking required and best of all- zero waste! How easy was that? I’m never buying these again.


2 Responses to “Homemade ‘Naked’ Bars- Cocoa Flavour”

  1. Emily Chirico January 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Yummy! These sound like Larabars, don’t know if you have them in the UK? I like to make peanut butter ones (dates, cashews, peanuts and peanut butter), coconut lime (dates, cashews, coconut, lime), berry, and apple ones too.

    • glutenfreeness January 28, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      I’d love to have your recipes- they sound delicious! I just learnt about Larabars from Google- no we definitely don’t have them. There are some other yummy bars called 9 bars which have a carob coating- that’s a great alternative to chocolate! I recently came across a recipe for peanut butter balls which were fab!

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