Home-made nut & seed bars June 21 2016, 0 Comments

My husband and I love nut bars but they are expensive and full of sugars so we've been experimenting with this recipe for a while now. This usually makes enough for a weeks worth of nut & seed bars for the both of us....feel free to mix up the ingredients and experiment for yourself!

30g Butter / margarine / coconut oil (whatever you prefer - we use flora)

60g peanut butter

100g honey

75g Pumpkin seeds

50g Sunflower seeds

20g linseed seeds

10g sesame seeds

10g chia seeds

50g chopped almonds (or chopped mixed nuts)

30g Rolled oats

30g Rice crispies / puffs

15g Amarynth Puffs (optional - found in Whole Foods)

Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees

Gently heat the Butter, peanut butter and around 3/4's of the honey in a pan until it's liquid. Turn off the heat.

Add the other ingredients bit by bit and mix in until they are all coated.

Add the rest of the honey as needed. 

Line a mini loaf tin with grease proof paper (see photo above - I usually cut the paper into long strips to use for multiple bars and then cut in between after cooking). Fill each hole with the mixture. Press down with the back of a spoon so the mixture is tightly packed and even.

Place the loaf tin in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. You don't really want them to brown - just heat enough to hold the bar together.

Allow to cool before lifting each loaf out of the tin using the paper. Keep in an air tight tin and try not to eat them all at once!

We find that these really help to keep us from snacking.