Super-Seed Snack Bars

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Super-Seed Snack Bars

Thanks to a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp and chia seeds, these healthy snack bars are packed with protein, fiber, minerals and healthy fats.
Perfect for a snack, post workout, hike energy boost or healthy dessert, especially if you drizzle a little chocolate on them. Also because these bars pack well, they are great for taking along on all-day adventures.
Super-seed snack bars are packed with protein and fibre from nuts and seeds, healthy fats from coconut and just the right amount of sweetness from dried fruit. Quick and easy to make, and best of all you get to say what goes in them.
The recipe is completely customisable. Use whichever nuts and seeds and fruits you love best. Then switch up and reinvent the bars with new ingredients every time you make them.
I lightly roasted the nuts and seeds to boost the flavour and give that little bit of extra crunch but you can skip this step if you prefer. They take under 10 minutes to prepare, they are packed with healthy ingredients. And they are absolutely delicious!
Have you ever made energy bars that were so good you couldn’t stop eating them? Yeah, these are those bars. I have been loving making variations of this basic recipe for years.They are so simple, quick and satisfying,
I can’t help but dream up new flavors. Chocolate Chip Almond Butter? Yep. Healthy Brownie? Uhhuh. Super Mega Seedy? Yeah, this is happening. It starts with seeds, and lots of them! Seeds are an essential part of a plant-based diet. They are like little nutritional powerhouses.
Containing the kings of the seeds: hemp, chia, pumpkin and sunflower these bars certainly deliver on nutrition, being power-packed with protein, essential fatty acids and fibre.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, magnesium and selenium – nutrients that protect virtually every square inch of our bodies.
And hemp seeds – the healthiest of the bunch – are a complete protein, loaded with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and contain all 19 essential amino acids, which are essential for optimum health.
You could think o these delicious bars like a healthy trail mix in a bar! I stash these in the freezer and remove them about 5 minutes before eating. Then I always have a pick me up ready on hand.
Why you’re going to love these bars
They’re packed with healthy fats and nutritious ingredients
They are no-bake, so they require no baking time at all
These are super quick to make (think of a quick breakfast!)
You can make many substitutions and customize them depending on your personal preferences
They are sweetened with natural sweeteners and have no refined sugar.
You can make them ahead of time, and these can become a grab-and-go healthy breakfast
You can use them broken up on top of smoothie bowls or yogurt
They taste A-MA-ZING! these were a big hit at my house, gone by the second day!
Say goodbye to empty calorie store-bought bars! These easy to make, super-seed energy bars are loaded with nutrients and are seriously yummy.
 
 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword clean eating breakfast, clean eating snack, super-seed snack bars, super=seed healthy snack bars
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brazil nuts, walnuts or almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dates, soaked 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/2 cup any nut butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  • If you wish to increase the flavour of your bars, roast your nuts first. To do this, preheat your oven to 350°F and spread the nuts you have chosen to use onto a large baking sheet; bake the nuts for 7 to 8 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant.
    I toast my seeds too, in a frying pan, gently heating and stirring for a few minutes.
    Line an 8 x 8” baking pan or dish with parchment paper on the bottom and sides leaving some overhanging to act as a handle to get the bars out easier for cutting.
    Place nuts into a food processer and process until broken down and crumbly. Add all other ingredients, coconut oil, nut butter, all seeds, goji berries, vanilla, orange juice and zest and continue to process until mixture is sticky and well combined.
    Be careful not to over process as its nice to have texture and different sized “bits” in your seed bars.
    Press the base mixture into the bottom of your pan or dish evenly. Refrigerate while you prepare the chocolate drizzle.
     

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in small dish and microwave at 50% power with 30 second bursts stirring between each one until melted and smooth.
    Or use double boiler method - (pot of boiling water with a bowl resting on top) melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil together.
    Remove the bars and after checking they are firm and set, remove from pan using the parchment paper handles and cut into 10-12 bars or more smaller squares.
    Using a spoon, drizzle the bars with melted chocolate, place back in freezer. Once chocolate is set and crisp, enjoy your homemade super-seed bars.
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