Crunchy Nutty Spicy Bars!


I love making my own granola bars, but these are much more exciting than just granola!

These guys here are packed with just about everything good and healthy I could find in the cupboard. And don't worry if you don't have all of these ingredients, you can substitute, mix and match, get creative! You can use just about any nut, cereal, dried fruit, it's all good.

I didn't put measurements of my dry goods because I just eyeball, but it works out to approximately one cup of each dry ingredient. Also, be sure to roughly chop each ingredient into small pieces.

Crunchy Nutty Spicy Bars (print this recipe!)

Ingredients:
Coconut oil (to grease pan)
Steel cut oats
Walnuts
Pepita seeds
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin flax
Puff Rice Cereal
Cranberries
Dates, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup honey (or agave)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp graham masala

Directions:
Grease a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish with Coconut oil and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the oats, nuts, seeds, and pumpkin flax onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.

When the toasted mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the puff cereal and dried fruit, spices and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and lightly press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes, just enough to melt all the flavors together.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

I ended up with a lot of crumbly pieces, don't fret, toss a handful on top of your yogurt, or simply eat as a snack!











2 comments:

  1. These remind me of my favorite bars, Kind bars. Which also reminds me that I should now make them instead of buying them.

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  2. Love, love, love these bars!!! I think I could probably polish off an entire batch in one day on my own which just might defeat the purpose of "healthy"... but it's a good start!

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