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Hiking Trail Bar

We all LOVE a grab and go meal or healthy snack! I have found that so many of the ones offered on the grocery store shelves are full of preservatives, GMOs, wheat and dairy (which I avoid). Even if what I find is free of all those, I can often still feel like there is a brick in my belly after finishing one off. So, being the creator that I am, I decided to just try and make my own! I started with the recipe for some that I had while I was out in Arizona at Canyon Ranch. When you go on one of their hikes, you have a hikers breakfast packed to eat halfway through. This is terrific because you leave around 6 am, and who can get up, brush your teeth, get dressed AND eat and still be at the meeting spot on time?? 6 AM on vacation is tough enough!

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Hike and Trail Bars

Wet:

1/2  C almond butter

3/4  C honey (or can be brown rice syrup)

Dry:

2  C  puffed brown rice cereal (rice crispy style) **I used Erewhon brand

1 1/2 C flaky cereal (whole grain, buckwheat, corn whatever) ** I used Natures path brand Flax plus

1 1/2 C dried apples, diced

1 cup total: pumpkin seeds. sunflower seeds, walnuts (chopped), almonds (sliced), cashews (all or some)

1/2 c Chia + flax seeds    (this is where i would dump extra because I always love extra protein sneaked in!)

1) mix wet together in a saucepan and heat to melt together

2) mix dry together

3) mix wet to dry

4) either spray, grease or line with parchment paper a pan

5) press mixture into pan (I use a flat jelly roll pan, but you can use a pyrex style baking pan.) It is sticky, so I found that putting a piece of parchment paper on top and rolling over it with a rolling pin. pressing it tightly helps it to stay together better.

6) chill. then slice and wrap in saran wrap. store in the fridge or freezer.

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ENJOY!!!

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SOOOO GOOD, and SOOOO good for you!

Ciao,

Stephanie

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe. This looks wonderful!

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