I'm Amy from bearplate.com. The idea for these bars came to me over the holidays when one of my co-workers brought in a bowl of spiced nuts. I couldn't eat them since they contained eggs, but they smelled so good I decided to make my own version in bar form. They turned out amazing! The ginger along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom really make these a delicious and comforting treat. Although they're based off a holiday recipe they would make a great snack any time of the year.
3 Cups nuts or seeds any combination
3 Cups puffed rice cereal
¼ Cup candied ginger minced
1 Cup brown rice syrup or light corn syrup
¾ Cup sugar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together the nuts, cereal, and ginger.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat combine the brown rice syrup and sugar. Stir continuously until boiling.
Add the spices, salt, vanilla, and oil.
Let boil for a full minute.
Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal and nuts and stir until well combined.
Spread evenly over the 9x13 pan and let cool for about an hour.
Serving size: 10 Calories: 470 Fat: 22 Carbohydrates: 64 Protein: 8