We created Darl Bars to be enjoyed as a healthy treat when you’re craving something sweet. We bake them in the Byron Bay region using Australian ingredients like hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and macadamia oil. All Darl Bars are made by hand which means you can see and taste each of our premium organic ingredients. We add a touch of brown rice syrup and bake till they’re crunchy, chewy and a tiny bit sweet. The perfect healthy treat for mid-afternoon munchies or a hungry belly that needs a snack on the go.
Enjoy with a cuppa, on the road, in lunchboxes or as a healthy snack when you’re craving something sweet but chocolate or biscuits simply won’t do.
Packet is 200g and contains 5 nut bars that are:
- Plant based
- Source of Protein
- Gluten Free
- Low in Sugar
Bars have a shelf life of 9 months and don't need refrigeration
High protein seed blend (sunflower seeds*, Australian pumpkin seeds, flax seeds*), brown rice syrup*, macadamia oil, hazelnut flour(10%), slivered almonds, coconut*, buckwheat*, dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa powder, soy lecithin)(8%), Himalayan pink salt
What's Special About Our Ingredients:
Australian Hazelnuts - grown in northern Victoria by 3rd generation farmer Claudio whose been growing hazelnuts since 1974. Read Claudios story here
70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate - sourced from Belgian Chocolate company Barry Callebaut who have been making chocolate since 1911.
Macadamia oil – grown and pressed sustainably in northern NSW, near where we make our Darl Bars. High in antioxidants and low in saturated fats, it adds a buttery, smooth flavour to our bars.
Australian Pumpkin Seeds - sourced from the only growers of pumpkin seeds in all of Australia! Our growers use biodynamic farming practices which produce seeds that are 30% higher in protein, zinc and magnesium than overseas varieties. You can read more about them here
Tuesday morning at 7:45 is the most important time of my week. It’s when I arrive at our kitchen to spend the day making Darl Bars. I bake in small batches so our bars are always fresh. The kitchen is located 30 minutes inland of Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers hinterland and is surrounded by macadamia farms. I like how the macadamia oil we use in our recipes is made from many of the macadamias harvested from the farms surrounding our kitchen.
As I tip the ingredients into the mixer, the room fills with the aroma of hazelnuts, which I source from Australian Farmers in northern VIC. As the mixer does its thing, I get my equipment ready. I make everything by hand, so my main tools are a rolling pin and a cutting knife. I crank up my favourite 70’s hits playlist and begin rolling, cutting, baking and packing the days Darl Bars.
It took me 187 experiments to perfect our Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut recipe and at each bake I can make precisely 1626 bars. Making them by hand means that each one is a slightly different shape and size, which I think adds to their charm.