Easy and delicious homemade Nut Bars packed full of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and oats. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, these tasty little nut-filled bars of energy are the perfect mid-afternoon snack.
Do you love finding new ideas for healthy snacks? Are you a nut lover who can’t resist the sweet, chewy goodness of dried fruit? Then this nut bar recipe is sure to please your taste buds and power up your day. With a mix of nutritious nuts, seeds, and fruit, these bars provide the perfect fuel for your workouts and busy schedule.
These bars pop with contrasting colors from the cranberries and pepitas and shimmer from the sweet agave coating. But the real beauty of these bars is that they are as delicious as they are beautiful (and healthy). Plus, they are also super easy to make. With just a few minutes of prep time, you can whip up a batch that will keep for days. And they’re also vegan-friendly, making them a great option for those with dietary restrictions.
How to Make a Nut Bar
- Start by preheating the oven to 315°F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread the almonds, cashews, oats, pepitas, quinoa, and flaxseeds on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until toasted.
- While the mixture is toasting in the oven, whisk together brown rice syrup, maple syrup, and sea salt in a small bowl.
- Transfer the toasted ingredients to a large bowl and add the dried blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and toasted coconut.
- Pour the syrup mixture over the nuts and seeds, and mix until sticky and fully combined.
- Press the fruit and nut mixture firmly into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Chill in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up the bars.
- Slice into 12 bars and serve.
To help these nut bars stick together easier, transfer the toasted almonds, cashews, oats, and pepitas to a blender or food processor and pulse until they are roughly chopped into small pieces. Transfer them to the large bowl with the dried berries, coconut, toasted quinoa, and flaxseeds, and proceed with the instructions as outlined.
More Healthy Snack Recipes
- Fruit Roll Ups
- Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter
- Chia Seed Pudding
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
If you try making this Nut Bar Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
Nut Bar Recipe
- Preheat oven to 315 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Additionally, line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place almonds, cashews, oats, pepitas, quinoa and flaxseeds (if not already toasted) on the pre-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes ot until everything is nice and toasty.
- As everything is toasting, whisk together the brown rice syrup, maple syrup and sea salt in a small bowl. Whisk until all ingredients are fully combined.
- When the nuts and oats are finished toasting, remove sheet from the oven and carefully transfer all ingredients to a large bowl. Add the dried blueberries, cranberries, cherries and toasted coconut.
- Pour the brown rice and maple syrup mixture over the nuts and seeds and mix until fully incorporated (it will be sticky).
- Pour the mixture into your prepared 8×8 pan and press down firmly. I used the flat bottom of my measuring cup. Continue to press down until it is nice and packed down tight.
- Place in the fridge for an hour or the freezer for at least 30 minutes to help firm up the bars and keep them together (I recommend the freezer).
- Slice into 12 bars and serve.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)