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Thanks to a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp and chia seeds, these healthy snack bars are packed with protein, fiber, minerals and healthy fats. Because these bars pack well, they're great for taking along on all-day adventures.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8-inch-square pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Coat the parchment and pan sides with cooking spray.

  • Combine tahini and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until just mixed and warmed, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt.

  • Combine coconut, pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds in a large bowl. Add the tahini mixture and stir until evenly coated. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Using the overhanging parchment, lift out the uncut squares. Place on a cutting board and cut into 25 squares.


Tip: Pepitas are pumpkin seeds, but they differ from the seeds you scrape out of your Halloween pumpkin: they come from certain varieties of pumpkins that produce seeds without a tough outer hull. You can find pepitas in bulk bins in natural-foods stores and large supermarkets, and online at nuts.com and elsewhere.

To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

1 square
110 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 7g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 4.1g; fat 8.5g; saturated fat 2.7g; vitamin a iu 5.4IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 15.4mcg; calcium 21.5mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 55.3mg; potassium 111.3mg; sodium 26.6mg; added sugar 3.7g.