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Black Badger Bars

These delicious and extremely moreish (think addictive) bars are an energy packed version of a brownie, with the addition of ground almonds, dried apricots and Hodmedod’s Black Badger Carlin Peas.

Super easy to make as they are made with a tin of our Black Badger Carlin Peas, great if you don’t happen to have any cooked peas to hand, you can just grab a can out of the store cupboard.

They make a perfect addition to lunch boxes or picnics and are loved by adults and children alike.

Lindsey Dickson, Chef, The Eating Tree



For 4 Person(s)

Black Badger Bars

  • 100 g good quality dark chocolate (bar or chips)
  • 30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 150 g butter
  • 1400 g Tin Hodmedod's black badger carlin peas, drained
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 60 g dried apricots, chopped
  • icing sugar for dusting


You will need a 7 x 11 inch shallow baking tin, lined with baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan) or 350°F. 

Put the chocolate, butter, cocoa and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

Stir occasionally, until the chocolate and butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.

In a food processor, whizz the drained peas until coarsely ground.

Add the ground almonds, baking powder, eggs and chocolate mixture and process until combined.

Stir in the chopped apricots by hand.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread evenly.

Bake for 20 minutes until just firm.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Lift out the bars using the paper and leave to cool completely.

Wrap in foil and leave overnight before dusting with icing sugar and cutting.