Makes: 16 bars

It is pretty clear to me that there is a gap in the recipe market and that gap my friends should come as no suprise at all - healthy treats! You're not alone if you are forever wondering how to fuel your body between meals. I for instance, am a nut addict, but the fact is too much of anything is not a good thing (except for love of course :-)) so we need options. Like this very delicious energy bar recipe, for instance. 

Today I am excited to share a beautiful recipe by my friend Simone. These bars are bursting with goodness - filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, omegas and antioxidants. They make a super healthy snack (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free!) for all ages.

You'll need:
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey OR rice malt syrup
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup organic tahini
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of hemp seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds (black or white)
1/4 cup loving earth cacao nibs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
Pinch of salt

In a bowl mix melted coconut oil, tahini, your choice of sweetener and vanilla until smooth.

In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add liquids to the dry ingredients and mix well. Take half the mixture and blend it in a food processor - pulse until the mixture breaks down into small pieces. Combine the blended mixture with the other half of the mixture and mix well.

Press firmly into a 20cm x 20cm pan lined with baking paper. Place in the freezer until firm (about ½ hour to an hour). Cut bars into desired sized pieces and store in the refrigerator or in the freezer if you like them firmer. Note! By not storing them in the fridge or freezer they will quickly become muesli - you've been warned! 

These bars will keep for one to two months in the refrigerator or freezer.

October 21, 2013 — Amy Crawford

Made by Amy

simple = good