I love Kind bars, but they can get a bit pricey at almost $2 a pop. I know how easy these type of bars can be to make, so I decided to make my own. The only real work involved is mixing the ingredients. The great thing about these is that you can use your favorite nuts and dried fruits. I happened to have some Hawali dates that I got from the farmers market, so I added those, and some raisins. You can add whatever you have, and make these your own. These are a great snack, I usually have one for breakfast, or a afternoon snack. You can’t really go wrong with these since they are pure protein and fiber.
1 cup of Organic almonds chopped
1/2 cup of organic sunflower seeds
8-10 dates chopped
3 tablespoons of organic raisins chopped
3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup of brown rice syrup, or honey
Add all ingredients to a medium size bowl and mix well:
Spread mixture out evenly onto a lightly greased foil lined 9 inch pan:
Bake on 325F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes, just long enough for it to cool, but not completely cool. After ten minutes, cut into bars, and let cool completely before eating. If you use honey after cooling place in the refrigerator, so that the bars set completely. If you like these you will probably like these Granola bars
It’s movie night here in our house, and a snack is definitely in order. Unfortunately our cabinets are missing some key snack items, so I had to make do with what is on hand: A bag of double organic popcorn, a new bag of organic coconut sugar, and some coconut oil. Luckily for me these ingredients make for the perfect snack and in 5 minutes! Low in fat, check! High in fiber, double check! This coconut kettle corn is addicting so if you have multiple grubby hands in your household, as I do in mine, then make a double batch! Now that I’ve had coconut kettle corn I may never go back to the other stuff!
Here’s what you need: 1/4 cup of organic corn kernels 3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil 1.5 teaspoons of coconut sugar 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
Directions: Add all of the ingredients except for the sugar to a pan with a tight lid. Place on high heat until the corn starts popping. Once the popping is active, turn off the heat and allow the corn to pop on residual heat, shaking occasionally. Once the popping stops sprinkle with the coconut sugar, shake to coat and then transfer to a bowl and enjoy!