Savory Do-It-Yourself Power Bars

Savory Do-It-Yourself Power Bars


Those of you who have been readers for a stretch know how much I love a homemade travel snack. I went on an intense 48 hour sourcing trip last week and posted a photo to Instagram of the Do-It-Yourself Power Bars I made to take with me. They were based on the recipe I published years ago in Super Natural Cooking (2007! Not sure how ten years passed that fast....laugh/cry), the main difference here was that I made these more savory. I packed them full of toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives. They we're fantastic, and I can actually imagine little architectural cubes of them being right at home on a cheese plate. They're the perfect plane snack, and were fantastically resilient after a long day wrapped in parchment paper in my purse. The saffron and chile flakes were a flavor bonus, but you could substitute whatever spice blend you're inspired by at the moment, and build the bars around that...

I posted the recipe here
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Savory DIY Power Bars

Savory DIY Power Bars

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Pepper

I just read the recipe on QK. Brilliant! Do they come out on the chewy or side? Do you think that making the thinner variety and baking them may crisp them? Either way, thanks!

HS: Hi Pepper - they're a similar consistency to rice crispy treats...and you can firm them up more by pressing them into the pan as much or as little as you like as they cool. They're never going to get snappy, but you can impact density. ;)

August 30, 2016
 

Wow that's different, love your creativity!

August 30, 2016
 

Wendy

Hi Heidi, Yum! I will be making these today. Any suggestions for a substitute for the kale chips? Love your blog, recipes and ideas. Cheers, Wendy

HS: Hi Wendy, you can leave them out entirely!

August 30, 2016
 

Christine

Is there a way to omit the rice syrup for a sugar free version?


HS: Hi Christine - I think you'd have to re-think the recipe from the ground up. Apologies!

February 20, 2017
 

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