Are you looking for the perfect snack? If so, these Paleo Mint Crunch Bars are for you. These Paleo Mint Crunch Bars have the perfect combination of crunchiness and sweetness to satisfy all of your snack or dessert cravings. These Paleo Mint Crunch Bars are also vegan, GAPS and SCD safe.
I have a new recipe for you guys today! Paleo Mint Crunch Bars. I have to be honest and tell you that I completely forgot about this recipe. I came up with these back in December 2016. Yes a year and a half ago! Am I a terrible blogger or what? I also have to admit that the photos aren't my favourite. But, with my post infectious colitis that I am dealing with, sadly I can't do too much experimenting in the kitchen right now. So I dug these bars out of the archives. And don't let the photos deceive you, they really are delicious! A lot of crunch, a burst of mint and just the right amount of sweetness. The perfect combination if you ask me.
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I am rather sad that they killed off Spiderman. He is my favourite! Of all the superhero movies I have seen I am pretty sure that the newest Spiderman is my favourite. Although I have a feeling they will find a way to bring him and many of the other characters that they killed off back. I mean there is a lot of money in it for them to keep making movies with those characters and we all know that movie franchises are all about the money. Just saying...
I should also give you guys the heads up that there won't be a new post on the blog next week. That's because I will be in Minneapolis for the annual Beautycounter convention. I am so excited! Not only have I never been to Minneapolis before but I am so looking forward to connecting with all the other amazing women on my Beautycounter team and learning so much more about this incredible company. If you've followed my blog for a while you all know how much I love working with Beautycounter and how much the experience has done for me personally. If you have been curious about working with Beautycounter my mentors just made this video last week talking about how much the opportunity has done for them personally. I love listening to these women talk. They are just so inspiring! If you're interested you can watch the video here. And if you have any suggestions for what I should do in Minneapolis please send them my way!
Do you like mint? I love mint! Mint flavoured anything is always my favourite. You may have guessed that by the amount of other mint flavoured recipes on the blog. Recipes like Paleo Vanilla Mint Ice Cream Cake, Raspberry Chia Pudding with Mint Cashew Crumble, Coconut Mint Fudge, Get Your Greens Mint Smoothie Bowl, Lavender Mint Lemonade and so, so many more!
These Paleo Mint Crunch Bars are made with nourishing ingredients like cashews, sunflowers seeds, coconut oil and raw, local honey. If you missed my post last week, I talked all about how soaking and dehydrating your nuts and seeds before you eat them not only increases their nutritional value but also makes them much easier to digest. And since digestive issues are so common these days I recommend that everyone soak and dehydrate their nuts and seeds before they eat them. This is especially important for anyone dealing with any chronic illness, especially any autoimmune illness. If you missed it you can learn Why You Should Soak and Dehydrate Your Nuts and Seeds here.
These Paleo Mint Crunch Bars are not only paleo but they are also vegan, GAPS, SCD and of course gluten, grain and dairy free. And besides making a great snack they also make a pretty delicious dessert. I have even been known to eat them for breakfast. I mean if you think about it, it's just like eating granola, only in a bar form. I really do hope you love them.
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Paleo Mint Crunch Bars Recipe
2 cups raw cashews, ideally soaked and dehydrated first (see how to do that here)
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, ideally soaked and dehydrated first (read how to do that here)
1 cup finely shredded coconut (this is the brand I use and love)
30 large fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup melted coconut oil (this is my favourite brand)
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1. In your food processor (this is the one I use and love) combine the cashews, sunflower seeds, coconut and mint leaves
2. Process the ingredients until they are your desired texture (I still like to have some larger chunks)
3. Transfer the ingredients to a large bowl
4. Add the coconut oil and honey and stir well to combine
5. Transfer the ingredients to a 9"x9" pan
6. Press the ingredients down with a spoon to form a flat, even layer
7. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours
8. Remove the pan from the freezer and cut the bars into desired sized pieces
9. Serve and enjoy!
Note: These bars are quite crumbly which is why I recommend storing them in the freezer.