DIY: KIND Bars


Photo by Theresa Sullivan PhotographyKind Bar Almond & Coconut

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With wholesome ingredients and a variety of flavors, KIND Bars are the ideal snack bar. Packed with protein, they’re a perfect breakfast food and a great snack for when you’re on the go. However, with prices ranging from $2-3 per bar, they’re not exactly student-budget friendly. If you’re looking to save money or for a fun kitchen project try out these Copycat KIND Bar Recipes:

 Kind Almond & coconut snack bar

Photo by Karen Gluten Free Food Reviews

Almond Coconut Bars
Adapted from The Yummy Life

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients:
2 cups whole toasted unsalted almonds
2 cups unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
½ cup crispy rice cereal
1 tablespoon flaxseed
½ cup honey
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
1. Combine toasted almonds, coconut, rice cereal and flaxseed in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Combine honey, brown rice syrup, salt and vanilla in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 260°F on a candy thermometer (hard ball stage).
3. Immediately pour this syrup over nuts and stir until evenly coated.
4. Quickly transfer mixture to a greased 9”x13” baking sheet and spread evenly.
5. Cool for twenty minutes.
6. Cut into twenty bars.
7. Wrap bars individually in parchment paper and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bars

Photo by Theresa Sullivan Photography

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bars
Adapted from The Yummy Life

[Medium]

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients:
2 cups whole toasted unsalted almonds
¾ cup whole roasted unsalted peanuts
¾ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
½ cup crispy rice cereal
1 tablespoon flaxseed
½ cup honey
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
¾ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Combine toasted almonds, peanuts, rice cereal and flaxseed in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Combine honey, brown rice syrup, ¼ teaspoon salt and vanilla in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 260°F on a candy thermometer (hard ball stage).
3. Immediately pour this syrup over combined nuts and stir until evenly coated.
4.Quickly transfer mixture to a greased 9”x13” baking sheet and spread evenly.
5. Sprinkle with remaining sea salt.
6. Cool for twenty minutes.
7. Cut into twenty bars.
8. Combine chocolate and oil and microwave until melted (approx. 1 minute)
9. Use fork to drizzle chocolate over bars.
10. Let cool until chocolate hardens.
11. Wrap bars individually in parchment paper and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Try adding dried fruit or different nut varieties to these recipes to mimic your favorite KIND Bar flavors or get creative and come up with your own combinations!

 

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