So after the last weeks fairly poor eating effort, I figured out that what really lets me down are snacks.
Yes, I am a snacker. Just can’t help myself 🙂
I decided the only thing to do was make some healthy, paleo snacks. So with this in mind a cooked up these little bite-sized nut bars. (inspired by recipe at http://www.ourpaleolife.com/2013/09/honey-nut-bars/ ) OMG they are good!! The hard bit is going to be not eating them all, RIGHT NOW!!!
So you too can share the nutty goodness I thought I’d share the recipe 🙂
Cinnamon Nut Bars
2 cups assorted nuts (any nuts will do. I used 1/2 cup each of cashews, walnuts, almonds and pecans)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (not essence)
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon (I used 1tsp, I really like cinnamon)
Just over 1/2 cup of honey
Preheat your oven to 180C
Line a square 20cm baking tin with baking paper. Make sure you leave flaps hanging over on all sides.
Roughly chop the nuts. This can be done by hand or in a processor.
Add all ingredients except for honey in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
Add the honey and mix until ingredients are evenly coated.
Put mixture into your baking tin. Press down firmly to pack it in, making sure to get it even and into all the corners. It helps to oil your hands for this step
Bake in your oven for 20 minutes
Place entire tin on a wire rack to cool slightly. Once cool enough to touch without burning yourself, use the baking paper overhang to firmly press down the bars and compact them.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Lift bars out of tray using paper overhangs, and flip onto another sheet of baking paper. Firm down again.
Allow to cool completely, then cut into bite-size squares.
Individually wrap in baking paper, and store in an airtight container.
Eat within 1 week …or 1 day, I won’t judge!
Hope you like them. They are super moreish 🙂