Crunchy Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Sesame Bars

I was thinking of what to make for a healthy protein snack (also to support my hormones due to stopping the pill) So I did some research and finally got it right!! These are really easy to make and they are FULL of seeds, healthy fats and proteins!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1 /2 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup raw coconut flakes
  • 6 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/4 oat bran (I used Jungle Oat Bran)
  • 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp melted organic coconut oil
  • Raw chocolate spread (I used Antonia’s)

Method:

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius and line a 10 x 20 cm baking tray with baking paper, leave enough on each side to over hang.

On a separate baking tray roast the macadamia nuts, coconut flakes, flaxseeds and hemp seeds (keeping them separate on the tray) for about 10 minute or until golden brown. Set aside to cool

Measure out 2 tablespoons of the flax and hemp seeds and set aside for the topping

Add the macadamia’s, coconut flakes and remaining flax and hemp seeds, salt, sesame seeds and oat bran to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until a flour like consistency is reached and add to a mixing bowl.

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Bring the maple syrup and coconut oil to the boil using a small sauce pan, stirring constantly for about a minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour into the mixing bowl with the oat bran/seed mixture and combine well.

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Press the mixture into your line baking tray and gently press down with wet hands, top with the remaining roasted seed mix and press down firmly.

Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes, depending on your oven until they are golden brown.

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Set aside to cool and spread as much chocolate spread as you like! You can also use Nutella if you don’t have a nice local organic chocolate spread.

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Cut into squares or rectangles and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Perfect for lunch boxes and healthy snacks on the go that the whole family will enjoy!

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Recipe Inspiration: Half baked Harvest

Photos by: jozigirleats

 

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