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Copycat Kind Bars | Healthy Homemade Snack Bars

I absolutely LOVE Kind Bars. They are so wholesome, packed with protein, easy to travel with and just an awesome snack choice. The benefits of Kind Bars are that the ingredients are natural, and you know exactly what you’re getting in each bar. I also love that they come in lots of different flavors and give you just enough sweetness to keep your sweet tooth happy while eating something healthy.

But they are not that gentle on my wallet. Every time I get one in line at Starbucks or buy a box at the store, I feel a little twinge of regret for the price tag. That’s not what you should feel when you’re buying something that’s good for your health, and it’s shouldn’t be what keeps you eating less “kind” foods for your body.

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That is why I wanted to create a “Kind” bar of my own. And while it took some trial and error and I still might change some things up still. I think this recipe is pretty great. It doesn’t use any crazy ingredients and you can substitute some of your favorite dry fruits or nuts for the ones listed here. My girls also liked the bars broken up over their yogurt and also mixed in with their morning oatmeal.

Once you buy the ingredients, you’ll be able to reuse them for multiple batches. So it becomes a HUGE savings that you can feel good about all around.

These homemade kind bars just need a few simple ingredients

Here is what you need:

1 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup roasted sun flower kernels
1/4 cup chopped apricots
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons milled flax seeds (optional)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of honey

Chop half a cup of dried apricots

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325, chop apricots into bit size pieces, then set aside.

Mix the kind bar ingredients in a large bowl

Step 2: In a large bowl mix together; the almonds, pecans, sunflower kernels, coconut, flax seed and then add apricots. Mix until well combined.

Pour the honey into the mixture after microwaving for a few seconds

Step 3: Then heat honey in microwave and add over nut mixture. Stir in honey until well mixed.

Spread out the kind bar mixture into an 8x8 baking dish

Step 4: Then pour into parchment lined 8×8 glass baking dish.

Bake these homemade kind bars for about 20 minutes

Step 5: Bake for 30-40 minutes, then let cool for 1 hour or longer.

This homemade kind bar recipe is a great copycat recipe for delicious, healthy snack bars

Step 6: Cut into 12 bars. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

Recipe Notes: You can also substitute dried cranberries for the apricots and use different nut combinations.

 

Copycat Kind Bars

These nutty fruit bars come together with delicious wholesome ingredients and are gluten-free, dairy free and oh so good!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat Kind Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup roasted sun flower kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons milled flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325, chop apricots into bit size pieces, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together; the almonds, pecans, sunflower kernels, coconut, flax seed and then add apricots. Mix until well combined.
  3. Then heat honey in microwave and add over nut mixture. Stir in honey until well mixed.
  4. Then pour into parchment lined 8x8 glass baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, then let cool for 1 hour or longer.
  6. Cut into 12 bars. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

You can also substitute dried cranberries for the apricots and use different nut combinations.

 

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Copycat Kind Bars⎢Healthy Homemade Snack Bars⎢Gluten Free⎢Dairy Free⎢Snack Light⎢Quick and Easy Snack Recipe⎢Food Prep⎢Meal Prep

10 Comments

  1. January 25 at 05:20AM

    I love the idea of using wholesome ingredients and no plain sugar. I will def try the cranberry option! These will make great energy bars for long hours at the desk and they sound really easy to make.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. January 25 at 01:00PM

    Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I have to eat GF for health reasons and I hate paying the sky high prices for GF items. I can’t wait to try this recipe and begin experimenting with the different types of nuts and dried fruits.

  3. January 25 at 10:02PM

    That looks delicious! I love kind bars! I will try this recipe and see if I can create more. Thanks!

  4. Aleksandra
    January 26 at 03:32PM

    I was just looking at bar recipes not so long ago. This looks like a winner! thank you!

  5. Jennifer Hennan
    January 27 at 03:52PM

    Looks yummy! I’ll do cranberries and add a little dark chocolate. Thank you

  6. Lindsey
    January 27 at 06:11PM

    How are these on crumbliness? Other bars I’ve tried tend to fall apart in tiny pieces and make messes no matter what. They look good, apricot sounds so good. I’m going to have to pick up some dried fruit and honey and try them out.

  7. Shannon
    January 27 at 09:08PM

    Just to confirm: 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey? The first unit measure is awol. Thanks!

  8. Sara
    January 30 at 01:55AM

    I made them with sweetened cranberries instead of the apricot and they turned out well. The cooling hour was the most important part otherwise I just wanted to sprinkle it over ice cream but once they were solid I had a nutritious snack. I count calories so each bar was about 150.

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 31 at 02:43PM

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe Sara! You are right about the cooling time. It is so important for these bars to stay together.

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