Kinder Than Kind Bars

 
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Healthy, No Bake, On-the-Go Energy Bars !

I love the ease of a healthy snack in bar form. I stash them in my yoga bag, my glove compartment, and my carry-on whenever I travel. That little burst of protein, fat, and natural sugars can be just the pick-me-up I need between meals.

One downside of bars: some store-bought kinds contain additives like soy lecithin, glucose syrup, and the mysterious “natural flavors” that you can do without. What to do? My friends, we can just make these delicious chewy snacks at home, using ingredients we know and trust! No baking, even—just mix, set, and cut.

The Recipe

Makes 10 - 15 Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup seeds (I like pumpkin, sesame, chia, sunflower, and flax)

  • 1 cup nuts (I like hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, and pecans)

  • ½ cup chopped dried fruit (I like raisins, apricots, dates, and goji berries)

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • Sea salt

  • Sunflower oil


TOOLS

  • Big bowl

  • Small pot

  • Baking sheet

  • Wax paper

  • Spatula


Directions

  • Roughly chop nuts in a food processor or pulse them in a blender (or leave whole if desired)

  • Combine the nuts, seeds, and fruit together in the bowl and sprinkle with sea salt to taste

  • Melt the honey and almond butter together in the pot over very low heat

  • Pour the liquid over the nuts and seeds and mix everything together

  • Line the baking sheet with wax paper and oil it lightly

  • Spread the mixture out on the sheet and refrigerate it for at least an hour

  • Cut into whatever size bars you like, stash in convenient places, and snack at will!


NOTES

I like both whole and ground flax seeds, but they provide different benefits. Using whole seeds will give you a pleasant crunch and some insoluble fiber, but using ground seeds unlocks flax’s omega-3s and other nutrients.

You can use less nuts if you roughly chop them in a food processor or pulse them in a blender

Avoid using dried cranberries—they almost always include added sugar!

 

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Elena Skroznikova

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I’m Elena Skroznikova, founder of the Sweet Science wellness program. I’m a certified nutrition counselor, science-based health coach, and addiction survivor. I help people in recovery heal their bodies and minds so they can learn to love sober life—not just survive it.

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Kinder Than Kind Bars Recipe: Energy Bar, Power Bar, Travel Snack, On-th-go, Healthy Snack, Nut Bar, Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free, How to make, Step by Step guide, What to eat in Recovery, Best Power Bar - Sweet Science Nutrition & Wellness, Healthy Sobriety with health coach and Nutritionist Elena Skroznikova

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