Crunchy Nut, Seed, Fruit Combo Bites or Bars

This recipe is a favourite and can resemble a crunchy nut and seed fruit bar or equivalent bite sized snack. You can also crumble the pieces to transform it to resemble an alternative to muesli or used as a topping with stewed apples for an apple strudel served with sour cream.  One bit leaves you coming back for more.

Nut Crunch barsIngredients

½ cup almonds – soaked overnight

½ cup raw cashews

½ cup macadamia nuts

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup raisins soaked 2-4 hrs

1 – 2 apples grated

½ tsp cinnamon (optional)

½ cup of honey (optional)

1 cup pumpkin seeds – soaked overnight

1 cup sesame seeds – soaked overnight

1 cup sunflower seeds– soaked overnight

1 ½ cups of desiccated coconut

1 ½ cup flax seeds– soaked overnight and drained in a sieve 

Nut Crunch barsYou may wish to lightly grind some of the nuts to break them up a little but they can be left as they are. First soak all seeds and nuts overnight and rinse them under filtered water in a sieve. Combine and mix all ingredients with your hands in a bowl.  The flaxseed may need a little more draining in a sieve before you add them to the remaining of the ingredients.  The moisture from the flaxseeds will act like a glue substance binding all the ingredients together.  When all is combined simply spread the ingredients on a dehydrator sheet (1 cm thick) and Dry at 135degrees F or 57 ◦C for 20-24 hrs.  You may wish to dehydrate for longer if you want a crispier result or intend to make thicker nut/seed bars.  When completed, simply break into bite size snacks or cut specific portions with a knife.  You may also wish to break it up further to make a muesli mix for breakfast with your yoghurt.  You can explore any nut fruit and seed combo that you desire.  Enjoy!