Crunchy Seed Bars from Simple Nourishment

There’s just a couple of things you need to know about this recipe. Firstly, they are EASY to make. Secondly, they are DELICIOUS. Perfect for a school lunch box, or to have on hand for that afternoon craving you get when you realise you’ve been so frantic all day that you haven’t eaten anything since breakfast!

The details:

  • Prep: 8 minutes
  • Cook: 15 minutes
  • Makes: 15 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup of puffed rice (or rice bubbles work fine also)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Line a 30cm x 20cm x 5cm baking tray
  • In a food processor place all ingredients except the rice bubbles and blend until mixed well
  • Add in the rice bubbles and blend for another 30 seconds
  • Press the mixture firmly into the lined baking tray and bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes, turning the tray half way through cooking time to ensure even baking
  • Allow to cool before slicing into pieces
  • This recipe keeps for up to a week in the refrigerator

Super Secrets:

  • Using ordinary rice bubbles rather than plain puffed rice will make this recipe quite a bit sweeter to taste
  • These must be stored in the fridge