R&R Tips - How to avoid the plastic in snack bars
Updated: Feb 23
We all live fast-paced lives and no matter how much we want to slow it down or approach it in a different way; life, friends and society have a way of getting in between you and that goal. In modern day life convenience is the mother of necessity and it's pretty hard to avoid plastic in anything snack related. However, if snack bars are your thing, with a little planning and some supplies from your local Refill and Replenish store you can get a batch made that will stay fresh in your fridge for a few weeks.
Here's our top recipe for healthy snack bars that rival the supermarket offering
(not suitable if you are allergic to nuts).
What will you need?
Ingredients set 1 (All available from Refill and Replenish)
50g Cashew nuts
70g mixed seeds (any that you like)
100g dried mixed fruit (any that you like)
20g Dessicated coconut
Ingredients set 2 - (All of these are available in glass in places like Aldi)
4 tbsps (60ml) coconut oil (you need an oil that is solid at room temperature)
2 tbsps (30ml) of honey/Maple syrup/Agave Syrup or similar
3 tbsps (45ml) of a nut butter (Peanut or Almond work well)
1 piece of scrap paper
a tin (about 25cm square - you can use anything it is not going in the oven)
1. Put all of the ingredients in set 1 (above) into a blender and blitz for about 60 seconds.
2. Put all the ingredients in set 2 (above) into a ceramic bowl and microwave on full power for 60 seconds.
3. Taking care (as it may be hot) stir the bowl from the microwave and then combine with the ingredients from the blender, mix well.
4. Place the sheet of paper in the tin, ensuring that at least one side is poking above the lip on one side (you will grab this later when you are removing it from the tin).
5. Pour the mixture into the tin, press it down in to the corners and make as even as possible.
6. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
7. Once set, run a knife around the outside to loosen it from the tin, pull out using the paper and discard the paper (compost will work fine for this).
8. Cut to the desired shape and size and store in the fridge or a cool place until you are hungry.