This healthy nut and seed bar recipe makes the most amazing soft nut bars, with a combination of nuts packed with healthy fats, almond butter and honey.
It’s an easy recipe that doesn’t need to be baked, and the perfect snack! after making these, you’ll think twice before buying store-bought bars again.
Generally speaking, seed bars are considered healthy when they are made with natural nuts, seeds and a refined sugar free base.
They have plenty of good fats, fiber, and they’re a good source of vitamins and antioxidants.
The problem is when you start adding marshmallows, chocolate candy, pretzels, nuts covered in oil, and all those unhealthy extra ingredients that will change your bars completely.
This recipe calls for healthy ingredients, all natural and as clean as possible. Try to stick to that for a healthier bar.
This recipe calls for healthy ingredients that can be found in any big grocery store:
Take a look at the printable recipe card at the end if the post for the full recipe with exact ingredients!
Start by lining the bottom and sides of an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper, letting it hang slightly from the sides, then spraying it with non-stick oil.
In a small bowl mix the Honey, almond butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt, and heat for a few second in the microwave or over a stove top, just until a bit softer. This is so you can mix it more easily with the rest of the ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients (Almonds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts chia seeds and hemp seeds). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is very well combined. Let cool slightly (otherwise chocolate chips could melt) and incorporate the chocolate chips, and mix.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and using a sheet of parchment paper or a flat spatula, press tightly into an even layer. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or freeze for 1 hour.
Pulling from the sides of the parchment paper, remove the mixture from the pan, place it on a cutting board, and cut into 12 equally sized bars. If you want to, drizzle the bars with some chocolate. Keep refrigerated
There are a few ingredients that could help granola bars stick together; in this recipe I used honey and almond butter to help all of the ingredients stay together. I think of them as the “glue” between all the nuts and seeds
These seed granola bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
If you’re stacking them, make sure to add a piece of parchment paper paper in between each layer, so they don’t stick together.
Sure! you can freeze these for up to 2 months in an airtight container.
The same applies as if you were refrigerating them: make sure to add a piece of parchment paper in between each bar layer if you’re stacking them.
Here’s a video of this healthy nut and bar seed recipe so you can see up-close texture and consistency.
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