Are you looking for a healthy snack bars recipe for your kids? These honey spelt snack bars are so easy and they are so good for you that if you’re anything like me you’ll find yourself making them time and time again. They’re made with natural ingredients, including spelt, honey, almonds and dried fruit.
These healthy snack bars need to be stored in the freezer to keep them together, which in theory means they’ll last for ages. The reality here was rather different with the whole batch disappearing in just a few days. In fact they should probably come with a warning along the lines of “Watch out! These bars are dangerously moreish.”
My honey spelt snack bars are made with Rude Health organic honey spelt puffs. This is Rude Health’s first product that is specifically aimed at children. It has just two ingredients – honey and spelt – and lovely packaging with gorgeous drawings of an owl and a mouse.
All three of my kids absolutely love this cereal. R has it with milk and the other two prefer to eat it dry. It’s great for breakfast, it’s great for a snack and it’s also great for keeping a toddler in his highchair just a little bit longer while you clean up – because the small grains take time to pick up and eat one by one.
Here’s how to make this healthy snack bars recipe:
Honey spelt snack bars - healthy snack bars recipe
- 20 g coconut oil
- 110 g honey or maple syrup remember no honey for under ones
- 100 g honey spelt puffs remember no honey for under ones
- 70 g ground almonds
- 75 g dried fruit I used unsweetened dried cherries
- 40 g raisins
- 50 g cacao nibs or chocolate chips optional
Grease a 20x30cm baking tray and line with baking paper.
Heat the coconut oil and honey together in a small pan over a low heat until the coconut oil has melted. Allow to cool a little.
Place all the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir.
Pour the coconut oil and honey mixture over the top and stir well until thoroughly combined.
Tip into the prepared baking tray and smooth out with the back of a wooden spoon.
Freeze for an hour, then remove from the freezer and cut into squares or bars. Transfer to a Tupperware dish with a lid and store in the freezer.
This recipe isn't suitable for under ones due to the honey in the cereal
If you like this you might like these healthy oat beetroot bars.
Rude Health Honey Spelt Puffs are available to buy now from Waitrose and selected independent retailers. They’ll be on sale in Wholefoods from 10 June and from the Rude Health website and Ocado later this month.
NB: This recipe is adapted from one for Healthy Rice Crispy Squares by Cooking Them Healthy.
Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post with Rude Health. All opinions are honest and my own.