Amaranth Blueberry Pecan Snack Bars

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These little bars are a nice pick me up after a workout or when you need a little snack to tie you over till dinner. It has 25 net carbs per large cut square. Popping the Amaranth is super easy. Pop 1 tablespoon at a time in a very hot pan. It only take 3-5 seconds to pop so keep an eye on it so it will not burn. If you like quinoa or mullet feel free to substitute 1/2 the amaranth with them. Mullet is a little tricky to pop but will give a nice texture.

For a little variety add different dried fruits and nuts or seeds. Enjoy!

Amaranth Blueberry Pecan Snack Bars Recipe

By kimmy Published: April 7, 2014

  • Yield: 16 squares
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Ready In: 22 mins

Calories: 210 | Fat: 9.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Carbs: 29.5g | Fibre: 4.5g | WW Points: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8 inch square cake pan and line it with parchment. Also line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and evenly spread oats, pecans and chia seeds on prepared baking sheet. Toast in oven for 5-6 minutes or until fragrant. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine amaranth puffs and dried blueberries and nutritional yeast flakes. Add mixture of toasted oats, pecans and chia seeds. Stir and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, agave, maple syrup, vegan butter and salt. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved completely, about 4-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over puff mixture. Stir until blended. Press into pan with a spatula. Place an additional piece of parchment over top and press firmly using hands.
  6. Chill the pan for 2 hours then lift and remove from pan and cut into 16 squares. Best served cold.
  7. Keep bars refrigerated. Seperate by wax paper or parchment in a container for up to 10 days.
By | 2014-04-07T14:22:49+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Dessert, Recipes|

About the Author:

Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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