The Best. Snack. Ever. (aka homemade Fruity Bumble Bars)

Friday, July 12, 2013

How many of you have ever tried a Bumble Bar?  They are these sesame seed-based bars that are sweetened with honey and are energy powerhouses.  They're also upwards of two dollars a bar and aren't sold at most stores. The last important thing about Bumble Bars is the fact that my husband actually likes them. With all that in mind, I set out to find a homemade recipe for Bumble Bars so that we could enjoy them anytime we wanted to.

The closest thing I found was the recipe here, but it still used corn syrup.  The hubby likes them, so I will keep those bars as is, but I just wasn't feeling the love personally.  I like a little bit of fruit with mine.  No matter where I looked, though, no one had a recipe that spoke to me.

Fast forward a couple months to this past Wednesday.  It was an interesting day, complete with two tornadoes in the area.  Did I mention I live in Pennsylvania?  We are NOT known for having tornadoes, but this week....  Of course, me being me, I was thrilled.  (We critical care nurses are suckers for adrenaline.)  After I came in from dancing in the storm (really, I'm not crazy...really), I took advantage of the exhilaration and got creative.  Let me tell you, I blew my own socks off with this one.  It's sweet, crunchy, and it keeps me full at least 3 hours.  Best of all?  It's cheap!

Fruity Bumble Bars

Makes 8 servings

1 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flaxseeds
3 Tbsp. honey
1/4 cup sliced almonds (or other nut if you prefer)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or other fruit such as raisins, dates, etc)
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease a 9inch square pan.  (I used coconut oil).  
  3. Mix all ingredients together and press evenly into pan.  It will be sticky.
  4. Bake for 90 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan for just until set.  Cut bars with a knife.

These will keep outside the refrigerator, but if you live in a hot climate (or it happens to be July, like it is here); once you have cut the bars, refrigerating them makes them easier to handle.

Easy, peasy.  And oh, so yummy!

You Might Also Like



Like Me on Facebook