I am the type of gal who constantly needs to have a supply of snacks nearby otherwise I turn into the definition of “Hangry”! Being health conscious (most of the time!), I like to have healthy snacks to hand but sometimes a good ole banana or a handful of a nut/seed mix mid-morning or afternoon just doesn’t cut it.
Always on the lookout for fresh ideas and recipes, I was super excited when I came across this super-duper easy to make healthy recipe from The Happy Pear. Seriously, they are so simple to make and I have found them so fantastic that I wanted to share the recipe with you guys and here it is:
50g cashew nuts
30g sunflower seeds
100g dried fruit (they use figs and unsulphured apricots – we use pitted dates)
20g goji berries
30g desiccated coconut
40g pumpkin seeds
1/4 tsp fine rock or sea salt
4 tablespoons coconut oil
60ml honey (or brown rice syrup if you want to make them vegan friendly)
3 tablespoons 100% all-natural almond butter (we vary between peanut butter or the almond butter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Put the almonds, cashews and sunflower seeds into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Cut the dried fruit into small pieces. Put the nut/seed mix and dried fruit into a mixing bowl. Add the goji berries, desiccated coconut and pumpkin seeds and mix well. Add the salt.
Melt the coconut oil (either in a bowl over a pan of simmering water or I just put the jar in hot water to melt). Once melted, add the honey, almond butter and vanilla extract in a separate bowl/jug. Combine well using a fork or small whisk.
Pour the wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients & mix well. Press the mixture into a 15-20 cm square tray lined with baking parchment, pop into the fridge to set for 4 hours and slice! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up t0 ten days or freeze for up to one month.
So there you go, it couldn’t be easier so get prepping over the weekend for the week ahead, it is so worth it when those “hanger” pangs kick in! 😀