December 3, 2016
From my experience, there has always been a need for a snack that is easy to ‘Grab ‘n’ Go’. Only, over the past few decades it has become increasingly difficult for that snack to be simple and nutritious as well as good to hold you over until your next meal. Whether you are a busy Mom, an avid athlete or yogi, or for a business trip, these snack bars are an excellent choice!
Now I am sure you have all seen many recipes for granola bars, I am not going to try and promote this as something new. Rather an opportunity to see the diversity this snack has to offer.
Lets get creative!
Snack Bar Fillers: Millet puffs, Rolled oats, Quinoa puffs, Sprouted and dried buckwheat, Kamut flakes, Spelt flakes etc.
Snack Bar Thrillers: Dried fruit, Chocolate chips, Candied ginger, Dehydrated banana, etc.
Snack Bar Super Booster: Chia, Hemp hearts, Protein Powder, Maca, Cinnamon,
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Walnut, Pecan, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, etc.
Nut Butters: Cashew nut butter, Peanut butter, Almond butter, Pumpkin seed butter, etc.
Snack Bar Recipe Ingredients:
- 3 cups ‘filler’
- 1 cup nuts
- 1 cup seeds
- 1/2 cup ‘thriller’
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup ‘super booster’
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups nut butter
- 1/2 cup sweetener
What to do:
First you want to mix all of the dry ingredients together, or add them to a food processor and pulse a few times.
From here you can add the 3 ‘wet’ ingredients. If you are using a food processor you may want to switch the ingredients back into a bowl, depending on how chopped you want your bars to be.
Once all the ingredients are mixed together you simply transfer this to a 8×12 rectangle baking tray and begins to spread and press this mix into the tray. be sure to compress down firmly.
Pop it in the fridge to harden before cutting into 2×4 inch bars.
Once you have cut these bars, I tend to stick them in the freezer for about 2 min you be sure they are stiff enough to remove from the tray. Wrap them individually and store them in the fridge for 1-2 months of the freezer for 3-4, though they never last that long!