The highlight of these paleo snack bars are the toasted pepitas! A natural and gluten-free snack packed with nuts and seeds and brought together with honey. Gluten-free too!
3/4 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup toasted pepitas ((pumpkin seeds with hulls removed))
1/4 cup flax seeds
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Make sure to toast all your nuts and seeds prior to starting the honey mixture.
Pour the honey and water into a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Cook over medium heat.
Insert a candy thermometer into the mixture (not touching the bottom of the pot) and stir the mixture.
Keep an eye on the thermometer, and let the honey mixture cook until it reaches 285F or the soft crack stage.
Immediately remove from the heat and pour over the nut and seed mixture.
Stir quickly to coat all the seeds evenly.
Sprinkle your salt in at this point and give one last stir.
If you like your bars salty, you might add a pinch more.
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- Category: Snacks
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Paleo, Gluten Free, Pepitas