Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I've been looking for a good granola bar alternative for a while. One that has a good long storage life. One with a good balance of protein, fiber, and fat with natural ingredients.
And then I found these Sesame Snaps. Do you know about them? They are delicious. And apparently I am waaaaayy late to the game as they have been around forever.
So I made my own. My version with dry roasted sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds. I'll have a little bit of salty with my sweet please!
Oh- and this was also my first attempt at making "candy". If I did it YOU can do it!
Sunflower Seed Snaps
Makes 24 squares 2x2"
1 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups dry roasted sunflower seed kernels
Place a parchment-lined baking sheet on the counter near your stovetop.
In a medium saucepan, combine ingredients and heat over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to cook until the mixture reaches 315 degrees (use a candy thermometer). You may need to reduce the heat to medium-low, depending on your stovetop (if it boils too rapidly or if the mixture browns quickly). Be patient! It took my mixture about 12 minutes to reach this temperature.
When the mixture reaches temperature, pour it onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it evenly.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then use a sharp knife to cut the candy into squares. Let candy finish cooling completely prior to breaking squares apart and storing in an airtight container.
Nutrition Info per 1 square: 108 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 3:30 AM