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Spicy High Energy Fruit and Nut Bars

Perfect for any diets as you can substitute any ingredients! Grab this snack to -go and enjoy the health benefits.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword anti-inflammatory, easy, healthy, high-fibre, low-sugar, plant-based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 129kcal

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 c almonds roughly chopped
  • 2/3 c unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2/3 c lightly salted pistachios
  • 2/3 c cacao nibs
  • 1/3 c raw hemp hearts
  • 2/3 c dehydrated cherries * roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground chilli
  • 1/3 c orange marmalade melted
  • 1/3 c honey melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees C
  • In a large bowl combine roughly chopped ingredients and ground spices.
  • Heat orange marmalade and honey in a microwave until liquid and add to the mixture.
  • Stir until well mixed.
  • Line a 10x16 tin tray with parchment paper and pour in the mixture.
  • With a spatula compress the mixture until level and firm.
  • It should almost reach all edges of the pan.
  • Bake 30-40 mins at 325 degrees C.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before carefully lifting out on to a rack.
  • Cool a further hour before slicing (or breaking) into bars.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Notes

*I dehydrate cherries each season but you can also substitute with prunes, apricots, mango - just check the sugar content as some brands are higher than others.
I've also added my own dehydrated apple pieces, grapes, pineapple, and orange peel for variety.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.9mg