Gluten-Free Power Bars

Gluten-Free Power Bars
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Give your kids - and yourself - a healthy, homemade alternative to pre-packaged snacks. Make a batch of these satisfying power bars on the weekend and enjoy them all week long! Simply drop a few into your lunchbox, backpack or purse for a mid-morning or afternoon snack on the go!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  2. 1 cup sunflower kernel
  3. 2 cups cashew nuts
  4. 2 cups almonds
  5. 1 cup vanilla protein powder, (optional)
  6. 1/2 cup coconut water
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 cup agave, nectar
  9. 1/2 cup honey
  10. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, powder
  11. 1 cup dried, blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place pistachios, sunflower kernels, cashews and almonds in blender jug and dial to MIX for 20-30 seconds or until finely chopped.
  3. Place chopped nuts into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add protein powder, coconut water, vanilla extract, agave nectar, honey, and cocoa powder to blender jug and dial to MIX/Speed 2 for 5 seconds.
  5. Combine liquid mixture to chopped nuts, mix until combined then fold in dried blueberries.
  6. Place mixture onto a parchment lined sheet tray and flatten out to about a half inch thickness.
  7. Place tray into preheated oven for 20 min or until top is dry.
  8. Allow to cool and then cut to desired size.
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