Quinoa Snack Bars with Nuts & Seeds

I cannot believe how popular these were over the weekend.  They were all gobbled up in a couple of mouthfuls.  I’m so glad you all enjoyed them so much.  🙂  So here it is girls!

I had a moment on Friday when I needed a healthy snack.  I searched the cupboards and found some rice puffs and quinoa flakes.  So I had a bit of a play around and believe it or not came up with these little beauties.  I used a mix of pepitas, sunflower kernels and pine nuts for these bars but you could make your own mix.

I made a fresh batch today without the coconut sugar and they are just as yummy…. and they’re all mine this time.  Hee hee hee.

Quinoa Snack Bars with Nuts & Seeds

√ Wheat Free, √ Yeast Free, √ Egg Free, √ MSG Free, √ Gluten Free

Makes 15

1½ cups puffed rice
200g packet mixed nuts & seeds (roughly 1½ cups)
1 cup quinoa flakes
½ cup coconut sugar (optional)
½ cup honey
½ cup coconut oil

Add the puffed rice, nuts and seeds to a bowl.  You could dry fry the quinoa flakes in a frying pan for about 5 mins but this is optional.  Add the quinoa flakes to the bowl and mix through.

In the same frying pan or a saucepan add the sugar, honey and oil and melt over a medium heat.  The oil will melt quickly so keep an eye on it.  If you see a few bubbles forming remove from the heat immediately.  Add this to the dry mixture and mix through thoroughly.

Line your pan with baking paper and pour the mixture into the pan.  Press down firmly with your fingers and place it in the fridge for about ½ hour.  Cut into slices and wrap each one in glad wrap.