Oat And Nut Bars With Popcorn

These Oat And Nut Bars are a mixture of a sweet treat and a healthy snack. Make use of homemade marshmallows to know that the sweet side of this recipe is not full of preservatives!

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It is not often that I try out recipes from unknown sources. Recently a friend sent me a link to a recipe for savoury oat and nut bars. They sounded quite interesting and a perfect snack for after gym. I set about gathering the ingredients and made them. Once I had them in the brownie pan I was wondering how they would hold together. There was no sticky agent in the recipe. And it was also a no-bake one. Once I realized they would not actually turn into bars I had an idea to add melted marshmallows to them to create a sweet and savoury treat. I had read a recipe for marshmallows using xylitol and so I went about making them. Well, I ended up with a mess that resembled a jelly fish.

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That got tossed in the bin and the savoury oat and nut bars were taken to work. Dave had that instead of granola for breakfast. But I really liked the idea I had come up with. I bought commercial marshmallows before I had made my own. They are overly sweet so that will never happen again in my house. Especially given how easy they are to make. But I digress. I modified the savoury recipe to make sweet oat and nut bars. I stuck them together with melted marshmallows. And this time the recipe worked perfectly. Dave had the sweet treat as his mid morning snack. They are super easy to make and the recipe is highly adaptable. I will be sure to come up with more versions. And when I have time I will figure out how to perfect the recipe for the savoury ones.

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Oat And Nut Bars

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Ingredients

  • 165 g rolled oats
  • 120 g nuts roughly chopped
  • 75 g coconut oil
  • 170 g light coconut nectar
  • 30 g popcorn
  • 20 g butter
  • 140 g marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 165° Celsius
  • Place the oats and nuts into a lined baking tray
  • Put the oil and nectar into a medium sauce pan
  • Heat to melt the oil over a low temperature
  • Pour over the oat mixture and mix to combine
  • Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and mix in the popcorn
  • Place the butter and marshmallows into the saucepan
  • Melt over a low temperature
  • Pour over the oat mixture and mix to combine
  • Compress the mixture and leave to set before cutting into bars

Notes

use honey if you don't have light coconut nectar

 

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