Friday, June 21, 2013

Healthy Nut and Seed Bites

The Recipe Redux challenge for this month was using seeds. I love buying snacks like this in the store and I decided It would be healthier to make my own. They taste so good. Look at all the different colors in it! They are a great summer snack for you and your family, and great on the go.

Snacks are one of the places that it is easiest to eat unhealthy. You grab something on the go just because it is there, right? With these already made up (they store great in the freezer), then you won't make unhealthy choices just because you are in a hurry.

Did I mention they're really good? :)


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


1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. 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 minutes 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. (Or grease pan.) Then pour in the mixture. Press flat.

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

7. Let cool about 10 minutes, then cut into small pieces. I place the whole piece in the fridge for a little while and then break 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


  1. Ooohh the colors! Look beautiful:) And I love how few ingredients they have! Definitely a great choice for road trips!

  2. These look so good! Can't wait to try making them.

  3. I love nut clusters and never thought to make them! This recipe looks so good and pretty easy- thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks so much better than the store bought version of nut clusters

  5. These look so easy and yummy! I love having something like these on hand for healthy snacking. :-)

  6. I love making trail mix bars but these bars look more appetizing. Thanks!

  7. Hi I'm an intern over at Meal Makeover Moms, I was just going through the recipe redux and wanted to say your recipe (and pictures) look amazing!

  8. Thank You for all your nice comments.