Homemade Coconut and Seed Bars
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Homemade Coconut and Seed Bars

Healthy Homemade Coconut and Seed Bars made with nutritious ingredients make a delicious energizing snack or breakfast on the go.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bars, Coconut, Coconut and Seed Bars, Seed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 246
Author Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup popped quinoa
  • 3/4 cup whole or roughly chopped unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips reserve some of the chocolate chips to press on top of bars
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsps. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup natural seed, tahini or nut butter of your choice I used a mixed sunflower, sesame and flax seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tbsps. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsps. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • *Toast coconut, seeds and almonds for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang so you can easily lift the bars out.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the seed butter, coconut oil, brown rice and maple syrup. Stir until coconut oil has dissolved and mixture is syrupy.
  • Add the vanilla and almond extract to the wet mixture and pour over the dry ingredients, combine ingredients really well and press mixture into the baking dish.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour before cutting into bars. Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer if you plan on storing them  for longer.

Notes

*Toasting the coconut, almonds and seeds is optional, you could make this without toasting them.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.9mg