I love Goodness Knows snack bars, but my daughter has a few nut allergies, and I am trying to stay away from packaged foods. So, I decided to experiment with recipes to create a bar that we love to eat, is nutritious, and can be customized to individual tastes.
This is the result!
Lisa’s Goodness Bars
3 cups nut/seed mix (I used 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup hemp hearts, 1 cup chopped brazil nuts, 1 cup pecans, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds)***
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use enjoy life dark chocolate since they are dairy and soy free)
1 tsp vegan shortening or coconut oil
***Get creative with your nut and seed mix. Some ingredients to consider using are…sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, cashews, brazil nuts, walnuts, pistachios, dried fruit (although I would keep the fruit limited to 1/2 cup so there is enough “crunch”)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt shortening or coconut oil in the microwave
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Pour nut mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spread it out evenly, staying away from the edges by 1 1/2 inches
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
- Remove from oven, while mix is still a bit warm, cut into squares with a pizza cutter.
- Once the nut mix is completely cool, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle chocolate over the squares. (You can adjust the amount of chocolate to your personal taste.)