Homemade Kind Bar

Tired of buying expensive granola bars? We’ve created an easy way to make them yourself – no tricky ingredients, just wholesome nuts and grains.

Ingredients:

Nut Mixture

  • 1 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup puffed wheat cereal
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed

Syrup Mixture

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prepare:

  1. Grease an 8″x8″ baking pan
  2. In a large bowl, combine all nut mixture ingredients, stir to combine.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, combine all syrup mixture ingredients. Heat over medium heat until mixture boils.
  4. Stir continuously for 6 to 8 minutes. Helpful hint: the longer you boil the syrup, the crunchier your bars will be!
  5. Pour the syrup mixture over the nuts.  Stir to combine, then pour into prepared baking pan.  Press mixture down firmly.
  6. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, then turn out onto parchment paper and cut into 8 squares.  Wrap in parchment and store in an airtight container.

Some fun variations: dried cranberries, raisins or ginger would be delish added to the nut mixture.  Also, try replacing the pepitas with peanuts and adding mini chocolate chips for a little indulgence!

Recipe and Photography by Heather Kinkel

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 14, 2014

    Joyce

    These look so delicious & easy to make, besides healthy!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe and presenting it so beautifully.

Leave a Reply