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Super Seedy Vanilla Bars

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These seedy vanilla bars from Donna Hay are scratch-made from chia, pepitas, sesame, Corinthian raisins (dark black currants) desiccated coconut, vanilla and honey. Lots of healthy fat are packed into these little treats, which make a perfect, clean, on-the-go snack to keep you full and nourished.
Vanilla powder is whole vanilla beans that have been dried and processed into a powder. It has a more concentrated and intense vanilla flavour than vanilla extract or paste.
Corinthian raisins are often called currants, and sometimes called Zante currants. But in fact they are not currants at all. They are truly raisins, dried versions of the sweet, seedless grape called Black Corinth. They are so much smaller than regular raisins or sultanas.
There are three different types of dried grapes: raisins, sultanas and currants. Raisins are dried white grapes. Sultanas are dried white grapes from seedless cultivars. Currants are dried, dark red, seedless grapes produced in Greece.

  • 50 g Chia seeds
  • 200 g Pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 75 g Sesame seeds
  • 80 g Dark black currants (Corinthian raisins)
  • 40 g Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp Ground vanilla bean powder (or 2 tsp vanilla extract or paste)
  • 120 g Honey
  1. Preheat oven to 160C/325F. Line a lightly greased 20cm x 20cm with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chia seeds, pepitas, sesame seeds, currants, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. Firmly press into the prepared tin and bake in the middle of hot oven for 45–50 minutes or until golden.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until cool and firm. Using a serrated bread knife, slice into 1cm bars to serve.

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DEZMOND 12/6/24 13:06

Love Donna Hay!
This reminds me of Florentines, Florentine cookies which are done the same way, but with honey slightly whisked with an egg white and then spooned onto paper in thin circles.

Daniela 12/6/24 13:25

Hai preparato delle barrette adorabili :) Complimenti!

Tom 12/6/24 13:26

...a sweet and nutty treat!

Margaret D 12/6/24 15:18

Something very different for me, looks good.

Lola Martínez 12/6/24 15:25

Que ricas se ven esas barritas, súper saludables, para dar energía antes o después de un entrenamiento van de escándalo.

Brian's Home Blog 12/6/24 15:33

Those would be a very good treat!

Jeff the Chef 12/6/24 16:11

My gosh, I just want to reach through the screen and grab one of those beauties!

Pam 12/6/24 20:02

Yum! What a great idea.

Bill 12/6/24 20:54

What a great treat these would be.

LoveT. 12/6/24 22:03

Great, I would like to do that one day, it will taste delicious and be very healthy. :)

roentare 12/6/24 23:51

I got olfactory hallucination by looking at it

Citu 13/6/24 03:52

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

David M. Gascoigne, 13/6/24 11:46

They’d give me a burst of energy on a walk!

Anonymous 13/6/24 11:52

Delicious quick snack idea.. superb dear !!

[Reply] 13/6/24 16:05

A great healthy snack, thanks Angie

eileeninmd 13/6/24 16:53

A delicious treat, thanks for sharing! Take care, enjoy your day!

tigerfish 14/6/24 04:09

Think I can try making this someday, even if I miss a few ingredients. Sounds doable. P.S I think I just accidentally left an anonymous comment in the dates curry post. :O

My name is Erika. 14/6/24 14:19

Maybe a couple of chocolate chips too. Even without that bit of sugar, these looks delicious.

Raymund | 20/6/24 04:25

These bars are not only packed with healthy fats but also seem super easy to make a great on-the-go snack to keep you fueled and satisfied.


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