Easy California Nut Bark and Other Healthy Recipes for Snacks

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Easy California Nut Bark and Other Healthy Recipes for Snacks

November 1, 2017
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Easy California Nut Bark and Other Healthy Recipes for Snacks

Opting for a healthy, protein packed snack midday versus a sugar laden one is always a great choice! Our California Nut Bars are packed with 5 types of California-grown seeds and nuts (plus cashews) and absolutely loaded with flavor! Plus we are sharing a few more healthy recipes for snacks so there is something for every type of snack lover.

Easy California Nut Bark and Other Healthy Recipes for Snacks

Wholesome goodness to the core! These bars have that distinct crunch of a store-bought energy bar, but with a freshness you can’t beat.  Each particular nut or seed has its own unmistakable flavor, coated in the sweet maple syrup and just a touch of salt.

Step-by-step how to make Easy California Nut Bark, a healthy recipe for snacks.

When I tell you this recipe is easy, I mean it is E-A-S-Y!! Simply measure, stir, pour, and bake your way to a healthy snack recipe that you can really sink your teeth into.

Nuts:  Pecans, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (pepitas).

Gather the ingredients.

Whole, raw, unsalted California pecans, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are what this recipe requires, plus cashews.

We will be baking these ourselves in the oven and adding our own salt, so starting with nuts and seeds that have already been roasted and salted would not be ideal for this recipe.

You will also need maple syrup and salt.

Mix maple syrup and coat mixture

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Pour the maple syrup over the ingredients and give everything a good stir.

The goal is to combine all of the pieces and coat everything in the syrup.

Smooth mixture out with spatula and bake

Pour into a parchment-lined baking sheet

Then use a spatula to smooth the top. Bake the pan in the preheated oven for 40 minutes at 325° F.

Allow baked mixture to cool

Let it cool!

Allow to cool completely, about an hour, in the pan. Then lift the entire block out of the pan using the parchment paper.

Break, cut, or slice the bark into bars….

Searching for more healthy recipes for snacks? We have you covered!

Pistachio And Date raw bar

Pistachio and Date Raw Bars

We believe a healthy snack recipe should be easy to make, taste delicious, and curb your appetite until mealtime.

Take our Pistachio & Date Raw Bars for example, they are full of good-for-you ingredients like dates and pistachios and only take 10 minutes to make, yet this healthy snack is reminiscent in flavor of a decadent piece of baklava.

Click here for this healthy snack recipe!

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

This healthy recipe for snacks combines three of our favorite things; California grown nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate!

Click here for this healthy snack recipe!

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California Nut Bark Bars

Easy California Nut Bark

Susan Philips
Delicious, healthy recipes for snacks like this Easy California Nut Bark can be hard to come by these days. Simple, good for you, & delicious!
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pistachios
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C)
  • Combine all the nuts and seeds in a bowl and stir to mix.
  • Add the maple syrup and salt. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Pour into a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour
  • Remove the solid chunk from the pan and cut into bars or chunks.

Video

Notes

Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 11gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 587mgPotassium: 473mgFiber: 5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 3mg
Keyword almond, cashew, maple, Pecan, Pistachio, Pumpkin Seeds, sunflower seeds
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2 thoughts on “Easy California Nut Bark and Other Healthy Recipes for Snacks

  1. I could not find the amount of maple syrup used. These look amazing and I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you!

  2. Sounds great! How long do they last, and how do you store them?
    I love the benefit of not having the waste of individually plastic-packaged granola/energy bars, so I’m thinking of wrapping in the parchment paper used for baking them.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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