Nougat is texture heaven being simultaneously chewy and crunchy. While it’s generally known for being sugar-laden, this version is protein-packed with nuts, almond and peanut butter. Plus, it contains the natural fibres and sweetness from dates. Nougat is delicious and sweet that the kids and you will love as a healthy snack.
Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian
2 cups macadamias, lightly toasted
1 cup other nuts, e.g. pistachios, almonds, lightly toasted
1 cup buckwheat, lightly toasted in a small pan until golden
½ cup Medjool dates, blended to small pieces
1 cup organic maple or agave syrup
½ cup almond butter
2 tbsp peanut butter
1. Line a small baking tin with baking paper and set aside.
2. Blitz 1 ½ cups macadamias, ½ cup other nuts and toasted buckwheat in a blender/food processor well. Roughly chop the remaining macadamias and nuts separately. In a bowl, combine buckwheat, blitzed and chopped nuts, and dates.
3. In a large pan, heat the maple/agave syrup, almond butter and peanut butter over low heat, stirring until combined. Add the buckwheat/nut/date mix and combine well.
4. Transfer to a baking tray. Carefully flatten to a 1-2cm thickness then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into rectangles or squares.