QUARANTINE SNACK!

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Hello Bootcampers,

If you’re like me, it’s been a constant struggle to eat right and avoid unnecessary snacking!!!!  Even when I am keeping busy – I feel like I could be more productive with a snack!!!!  Obviously, it’s my inner cookie monster talking but for those occasions, when you want to give in to a healthy, satisfying little something, I got you (and the kids) covered.

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Makes 12 bars

Ingredients:

-4 tbsp (¼ cup) peanut butter or nut butter of choice
-90g (¼ cup) honey or brown rice syrup
-½ tsp vanilla extract
-100g (3 cups) puffed rice
-30g (¼ cup) cashew nuts or almonds (or both)
-30g (¼ cup) pumpkin seeds
-30g (¼ cup) dried cranberries or raisins (I prefer cranberries, but I only use half since my kids aren’t too crazy about either.)
-15g sunflower seeds
-3 tsp mixed black and white sesame seeds (I only use the white ones)

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F) and line a 20cm square baking pan with baking paper. Ensure that the baking paper overhangs the sides so you can easily remove the snack bars from the pan.

2. Place the peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan over a low heat. Heat gently until the peanut butter has softened and the ingredients are well combined, stirring frequently.

3. Meanwhile, place the puffed rice, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a large bowl and until well combined.

4. Pour over the peanut butter and honey mixture and mix until well combined and the rice mixture is completely coated with the peanut butter and honey mixture.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the snack bars from the pan using the overhang of the baking paper and cut into 12 bars using a sharp knife.

6. Wrap each bar individually in plastic film and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. These wrapped bars can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months, just thaw before enjoying!

The WOFB Team

P.S. They’re high in calories so beware of portion size!

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