Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A Bittersweet Return

Hello lovelies! (if at all there is anyone still reading my blog) 

I am back to blogging after what seems like an eternity. The last few months have been crazy and insane and so much has changed. No complaints though. Life has been good. :) 

Soooo, to mark my return and to make up for the absence, here I am with a chocolicious yet healthy recipe. 
A friend of mine had shared a recipe for making hot chocolate fudge breakfast bars which inspired me to make this.(thank you, Vibha)

Also, this way i could use the digestive biscuits that the husband totally hates to eat otherwise. *evil-grin*

You better not tell him about this, ok? Ok.  

Quick Bittersweet Nutty-Chocolate Bars
Time taken: 15 minutes

You require:

  • 3/4 to 1 cup of coarsely ground nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts or any anything else of your choice)
  • 1 cup coarsely ground digestive biscuits (you can also use Marie biscuits)
  • A handful of raisins & dates
  • 2 tbs instant coffee powder (more if you want the coffee taste to be predominant)
  • 2-3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)  
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs low fat condensed milk  


  1. Mix the coarsely ground nuts and digestive biscuits in a big bowl
  2. Add the cocoa powder, coffee powder, raisins and dates (roughly chopped) to the above mixture and mix well
  3. Now add the honey and the condensed milk and mix till everything is combined well
  4. Now take a few spoonfuls of the mixture, put it inside a sandwich/Ziploc bag and give it any shape of your choice. This makes the process less messier. 
  5. Alternatively, you can also spread this mixture on a tray/baking dish and use a cookie-cutter for cutting these into various shapes

Tada! You have healthy, delicious and bittersweet nutty-chocolate bars. 

These taste lovely as it is but can also be had with ice cream and some chocolate sauce. These would make for delicious breakfast bars too.  

If bittersweet is your thing, go and make these already. 

Till the next post, much love!

PS: Garnishing ice cream with boondi laddu is my new favorite thing. Also, it is my way of getting over with the Diwali sweets. Genius, I know.  
PPS: I have a husband now. I am married. OMG! 


  1. Please send some of these to hep West Mambalam area bois. KThxBye.

  2. Culinary mastermind, you are! (Been tuned in to your wonderful Instagram, Mads!) Love that you're happy too, regards to Mr. Bala as well. Hehehe! :-)