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Homemade Nut Bars - Shifted Fitness & Performance

Homemade Nut Bars

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Recipe by-AMBER MEDINA VASQUEZ

Ingredients:
(Select any type of nuts you’d like, but this recipe includes raw organic cashews, almonds, pecans and pistachios.)
*1 cup cashew nuts
*1 cup almonds
*1 cup pecans
*1 cup pistachios
*1 cup hemp seeds for added protein  (you can add any mixture of small seed you’d like ex: sesame seeds or hemp)
*1/2 cup organic/raw honey
*1/3 cup maple syrup
*1/4 tsp salt
*1 tsp vanilla
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Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375, spread nuts out on a cookie sheet that is dusted lightly with oil of preference. Bake for 5-7 minutes then transfer in to a medium to large bowl with any seeds.
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2. Now here’s the tricky part and might shy you away from trying this recipe, but it’s worth it! Using a baking thermometer (or one that reaches 260 degrees) is important. This process is what dictates the firmness of your bars an keeps them held together. Bring the liquids to a boil on medium heat and be sure it reaches 260 degrees.
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3. Once the two steps above have been completed you’ll pour your liquid mixture into the bowl with the nuts and seeds stirring until everything is coated nice and evenly.
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4. After mixture is complete spread back out on your cookie sheet (you can oil it a little again) and flatten it out with your spatula. Lightly coat the spatula with coconut oil  to keep the mixture from sticking.
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5. Allow to cool to room temperature for about 20 minutes then enjoy!

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