I am always looking for new and delicious refined sugar-free snacks that are also nutritious and I have to say this is my latest favourite. A friend of mine kindly shared this recipe with me and it’s too good not to share.
Whether it be for a mid morning snack, energy boost before a workout or a sneaky treat after dinner you can enjoy these nutty bars of goodness without the guilt trip. They are made with all natural ingredients, no added preservatives and naturally sweetened making them a healthier alternative to the prepackaged bars in your supermarket. I suggest you make a big batch as they seem to disappear rather quickly.
Fruit & Nut Bars
A perfect energy snack that is naturally sweetened and full of nutty goodness.
3 cups any nuts (almonds,cashews, peanuts, pistachios to name a few)
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond or peanut butter (100% spread nothing added)
1/4 cup rice malt syrup (you can use honey if you prefer but has a higher fructose level)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup of any dried fruits ( I love goji berries because of their health benefits, also cranberries, raisins but you can use what you like dried figs, dates, apricots etc.
1.Place nuts in a processor and pulse roughly chopping nuts, still keeping them quite chunky
2.Place in a large bowl, stir through the almond meal, coconut and dried fruits
3.Melt in a pot or microwave coconut oil, rice malt syrup (honey) nut butter and salt
4.Pour over dry ingredients and mix well
5.Spoon mixture into a lined baking tray and refrigerate for at least an hour
6.Cut into bars, you can also make into balls
7.If you like – Drizzle some melted 70% dark chocolate over the top