Thursday, October 6, 2011

Seeds and Nuts Bites

I am always looking for wonderful foods to have as snacks for my family and myself. I made these yesterday and loved them. There are a lot of variations of this kind of treat out there. This one is a great combination.. I loved adding a few pistachios to them.
Here is one closeup. I liked having them in little bite size pieces.

2 C nuts cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios or ?
1 C sunflower and pumpkin seeds
1/4 C honey
1/4 tsp almond extract or vanilla
1 T coconut oil

Directions: heat oven to 300
1. Chop up the 2 C of nuts. You don't want to chop them too much.

2. Place nuts and seeds on cookie sheets so they are only a single layer. Place pans in the oven and toast the nuts and seeds about 10 min. or until lightly toasted.

3. Then in the mean time place a small sauce pan on the stove and heat up the honey and the extract. Until turns to liquid.

4. Take the toasted nuts out of the oven and put in a bowl or into the saucepan if it is large enough and stir until coated.

5. In a square glass Pyrex pan place parchment paper in the pan. (Or grease pan) Then pour in the mixture.

6. Place back in the oven until lightly golden about 10 min.

7. Let cool about 10 min. Then cut into small pieces. I place the whole piece in the fridge for a little while and then broke them into pieces. I store them in a fridge in a zip lock bag. You cold also wrap them in plastic.

*adapted from this recipe

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