DIY KIND Bars.
KIND bars are seriously delicious and the ingredients are really not that complicated. Generally: fruit, nuts, seeds and occasionally some dark chocolate. Not only are homemade recipes usually even better for you than a store-bought product, but you can usually produce a lot for a fraction of the price! All these ingredients cost me around $20, but I can make around 50 bars with the amount of ingredients I have. 50 KIND bars for $20? THAT’S BETTER THAN COSTCO, PEOPLE!
1 cup of raw almonds
1/4 cup of seeds [i used organic, unsalted sunflower seeds]
1/3 cup of puffed rice cereal [optional]
1/2 cup of flaked coconut
1/3 cup of cacao chips or dark chocolate chips
1 pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup of brown rice syrup or light corn syrup
1/2 cup of dried fruit [i used shredded sweetened coconut in addition to the flaked coconut]
Heat oven to 325 degrees and prepare an 8x8 baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the fruit, seeds, coconut, chips, and nuts. Pour the syrup over the mixture and stir until coated. Pour the mixture into your baking sheet and press down until it is flat in the pan, then bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove the bars and parchment paper from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into 8 separate bars and then place cutting board into the freezer for an additional 15 minutes to harden. Remove from freezer and wrap individually in wax paper or plastic wrap.
The bars I made were dark chocolate coconut, but the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!