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Raisin & Almond Snack Squares

7-ingredient no-bake snack squares with almonds, raisins and pumpkin seeds, dipped in dark chocolate. The perfect snack bites!


  • Yield: 32 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted almonds (or cashews, peanuts)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pepitas (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (about 3/4 cup chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and toast the oats (and pumpkin pepitas if using) for about 5 minutes until they take a slightly golden brown color.
  2. Place the almonds in a clean kitchen towel and crush them a little bit by rolling a pastry roller on it.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, crushed almonds (or other nuts), raisins, and pumpkin pepitas if using. Set aside.
  4. Line a 8×8 inch square pan with parchment paper. You can also use a 6×6 inch square pan if you prefer thicker squares.
  5. Combine the brown rice syrup and almond butter in a small sauce pan. Heat on low-medium, stirring regularly until the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and pour into the bowl containing the oats, nuts and raisins. Using a spatular or a wooden spoon, mix well until all the dry ingredients are coated with the syrup.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the square pan and roughly spread it evenly with a spatula, it will be very sticky and crumbly. Place another sheet of parchment paper on top and press firmly using the bottom of a glass. Make sure it’s packed and flat. I wanted thicker bars so I spread the mixture on only 3/4 of the pan.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once firm, remove from the pan and cut into about 30 squares. You can also cut into bars if you prefer.
  8. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or place a silpat on your kitchen countertop. Dip each square halfway into the melted chocolate, then allow the excess to run off before placing on the parchment paper. Let cool completely.
  9. Store in a airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

Inspired by Goodnessknows snack bites.

For crunchier squares, replace 1/4 of the rolled oats with puffed rice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 51
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 1.4g