**Happy Pear Grain Free Ganola Bites**

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.

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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:

Ingredients:

50g almonds

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

 

Instructions:

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.

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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! 😀

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