If you love Kind fruit and nut bars, you've got to try this fruit and nut bar recipe! It's so easy to create a copycat version where you choose the combination of nuts seeds and fruit and the bars come together in just a few minutes.
3cupsassorted raw or toasted nuts(I used a mix of sprouted almonds sprouted pepitas, toasted walnuts, and raw pecans)
⅓cupblack sesame seeds
¼teaspoonfine sea salt
⅔cupbrown rice syrupor light corn syrup
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Cut a second piece of parchment paper the same size (you'll use this to press the bars into shape).
Stir together all ingredients except for brown rice syrup until combined. Pour syrup over and stir until mixture is evenly coated.
Add to prepared baking dish and lay second piece of parchment paper over the top. Using your hands or an 8-inch square baking dish, firmly press the mixture into an even layer in the pan - put some muscle into this, you want your bars to stay together. Recycle extra parchment sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown at the edges and slightly soft at the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack.
Using the liner, lift mixture from the dish and transfer to cutting board. Cut into desired shape / number of bars. (I ended up with 16 bars)
Wrap each bar tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 1 month.