We were hungry for something new at breakfast-time, and my mostly-vegetarian family just loves nuts. Inspired by Our Paleo Life, we were able to come up with a recipe that is better than any Kind Bar we’ve bought. These nut bars are perfection, and have become a family breakfast or snack-time staple. This recipe, like all my recipes, is meant to be played with, to suit your palate and what’s in your cupboards:
Use any combination of the following nuts, to reach a total of about 6 cups:
Chop nuts into smaller sizes, so you have pieces of nuts that’ll stick together well in a bar.
1/2 Cup Flax Seeds
1/2 Cup Toasted Coconut
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt (I use a Fleur de Sel)
1/4 Cup Cacao
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Agave
1/2 Cut Raisins
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
3-4 Tablespoons Molasses
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Mix everything together in a bowl and place the mixture into a glass baking dish lined with parchment paper that comes up the sides.
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Press the mixture down with your overlapped parchment when you pull it out of the oven, to compress the bar mixture. Pull out the square mixture with the parchment paper sides and place on a wire rack to let it cool for 30 minutes. Press your large square again when your mixture has cooled and then turn the whole thing over and place on another square of parchment so the bottom is facing up.
Cut your nut mixture into bars and wrap individually for snacks!