These Pumpkin Protein Bars from Meridian are the perfect snack for triathletes. They take ten minutes to prepare and then just need some time to chill.

What you need:

250g mixed nuts and seeds, whatever you have in the cupboard

50g desiccated coconut

4tbsp Meridian Pumpkin Seed Butter

50g coconut oil, melted

1tbsp Meridian Squeezy Syrup (we used Agave)

2tsp vanilla extract

50g orange flavour vegan chocolate

The process:

  1. Line a 20cm x 15cm tin or Tupperware with greaseproof paper
  2. Put the nuts and seeds into a food processor and blitz to a fine meal
  3. Add the coconut, Pumpkin Seed Butter, coconut oil, Agave Syrup and vanilla and blitz again so that the mixture starts to clump
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared tin and freeze while you melt the chocolate
  5. Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until it’s smooth then set aside for a few minutes to cool
  6. Drizzle over the base then return to the fridge to firm up then cut into bars

For more information, please visit Meridian’s website.