Hi all! Recently I had a few friends over and I had some of my Chewy And Sweet Nut Seed Fruit Squares out on my counter. Everyone plus the kids liked them and I thought I’d take a quick moment to share.
My kids love this because it’s sweet and chewy with little bits of crunch. It’s the perfect snack to keep in a zip lock in my purse and has been especially proven useful to me when my 2 year old is getting fussy. I will admit her hands can get a little sticky afterwards but her little toddler hands get sticky anyway so it’s never been a big deal for me. (Baby wipes!)
Chewy And Sweet Nut Seed Fruit Squares Raw Bar Recipe
- 2 cups of whatever nuts, seeds or dry fruit you want
- 2 spoonfuls of sugar
- 2 spoons of brown rice syrup
- 1 spoon of water
- parchment paper/baking pan
For my version (pictured) I used:
Teeny bit of leftover quick oats (not cooked)
- Feel free to chop up any kind of nuts, seeds and dry fruit and fill your 2 cups.
- Brown rice syrup is a healthier alternative to corn syrup.
- On medium heat roast your nuts/seeds mix in a pan until slightly fragrant. (Optional because you can decide to keep your nuts/seeds mix raw)
- Turn off heat and mix in your dry fruit
- In another pan have your sugar, rice syrup and water and start heating on medium/low. Once your mixture is melted and starts to bubble turn off the heat and mix in your nut mix. (Another great version of this is when you add 1-2 thin slices of ginger to the syrup mix and remove them before mixing in your nuts/seeds). Note: Careful not to burn your syrup!
- Mix everything together well, once everything starts to cool down you’ll feel all the sugar mix getting thicker and stickier.
- Have a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Pour your mix into the baking pan and use another paper to press down and flatten your mix.
- Leave everything out at room temperature for about an hour. This keeps the bars more chewy and easier to eat for the kids.
- Remove your nut/seed block from the pan and cut it into little squares or bars.
- Keep in ziplock or airtight container for up to 7 days.
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried this or have any questions!