Saturday, June 30, 2012

Paleo Nut Bar

Hello, I'm back!  My computer had some problems so I had to get it fixed.
I don't know if any of you have tried my granola recipe, but I make it all the time and take it with me everywhere I go for a little snack.  I noticed that it was to crumbly and messy, so I decided to make a little change in the recipe and make it into a bar that makes it easy to eat without the mess.

2 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup walnuts (or any nuts you like)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs vanilla extract
4 Tbs raw honey
2 Tbs coconut oil

Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper.
Chop almonds and walnuts with a sharp knife and place in a large bowl, add pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, salt and cinnamon.  Mix all together with a rubber spatula.  Place honey, vanilla and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at high for 15 seconds, until the coconut oil is completely melted. Pour liquid over nut mix, mix throughly and place in the prepared pan pressing the mix against the pan and form an even layer of nuts.
 Bake at 350F for 8 to 10 minutes or until the mix has a golden brown color.  Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.  Cut into your preferred size.  Store in a container and keep in refrigerator.  Enjoy!


  1. Mine is falling apart =( how could i possibly muck up such a simple recipe?

  2. I'm sorry to hear that :-( Did you let the mixture completely cool down before cutting it? You could also try to refrigerate it and if that still doesn't work, try to add 1 or 2 TBS more of honey and if you have some coconut sugar also add 1 TBS of it to the honey, melt the mixture in microwave then add to the nuts before baking.
    Please, let me know if it is still falling apart.

    1. Sorry I didn't realise you had replied! It held together better after being in the fridge, but I had to put the whole pan in the fridge and then cut it up once it was fully cold, so it would hold together a bit better. But it tasted amazing! I don't like nuts but I couldn't get enough of this stuff! I made mine with a mix of almonds, walnuts & dried goji berries, blue berries & sultanas. Maybe that made a difference? Maybe I just needed to pack it in tighter too, I'll do that next time. Thankyou!

  3. I had the same issue. It was sticky even after days on the fridge but it wouldn't hold together. I didn't add anything extra to that batch so maybe it does need more honey. Regardless, it was DELICIOUS!!! And since it wouldn't hold together, I ate it in clumps in almond milk and pretended it was cereal. Best thing ever!!!!