Paleo Vanilla Bean Nut Bars

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I love a great grab and go snack!  These bars are delicious, healthy, and a great make ahead snack.

Begin by combining 1 cup of unsalted roasted cashews, 1 cup unsalted raw almond slice, 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut, 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds, and 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds.

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Place them on a baking sheet and toast in the oven preheated to 250 degrees until lightly golden.

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In the meanwhile combine 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 a vanilla bean.

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One of my favorite flavors is vanilla.  For those of you who are cooking paleo feel free to leave out the vanilla extract and only add the vanilla bean.  If you have never cooked with a vanilla beans before they are those long black beans.

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They are very simple to cook with, just cut the outside shell open and scrape! Yum!

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Combine the toasted nuts, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, and the honey mixture in a bowl.  Transfer to a 10 x 10 pan lined with cooking paper.  Use a spatula or greased cup to pack all the ingredients.  Allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before cutting into individual bars.  I like to individually wrap all of my bars and keep them in the freezer.

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Enjoy!

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Paleo Vanilla Bean Nut Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted roasted cashews chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted raw almond slices
  • 1 cup flaked coconut unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Combine cashew, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds on a baking sheet.  Toast in the oven.  Set aside in a bowl and mix in chia seeds.
  3. Combine honey, water, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean in a sauce pan.  Heat to 250 degrees.
  4. Pour honey mixture over nuts mixture.  Transfer into a 10 x 10 pan lined with cooking paper.  Pack ingredients down using spatula or greased glass.  Allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before cutting.  Enjoy!
Paleo Vanilla Bean Nut Bars
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: TheCleanCooks.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 24 bars
Paleo nut bar. Perfect for clean grab and go snack.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted roasted cashews chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted raw almond slices
  • 1 cup flaked coconut unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Combine cashew, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven. Set aside in a bowl and mix in chia seeds.
  3. Combine honey, water, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean in a sauce pan. Heat to 250 degrees.
  4. Pour honey mixture over nuts mixture. Transfer into a 10 x 10 pan lined with cooking paper. Pack ingredients down using spatula or greased glass. Allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before cutting. Hint: if its not setting shape, wrap, and place in the freezer. However, they do not require to be frozen or refrigerated after they are set, they will hold their form.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 108 Fat: 8 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 6.5 g Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 4 g Cholesterol: 0 g

 

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