I made these Nut Bars from the Family Food cookbook by Pete Evans and have to say that I was extremely impressed.  I really do hate buying muesli bars from the shops so whilst we are on school holidays it’s OK for the kids to eat these paleo nut bars.  Nuts are banned from my sons primary school so until then he can have these at home.nutbar_opt

Ingredients you will need

  • 1 cup almonds (activated if possible) you will need to read the Family Food cookbook for information on activating.
  • 1 cup pecans (activated if possible)
  • 1 cup walnuts (activated if possible)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, dried blueberries, raisons or goji ( a mix is nice)



  • Preheat the over to 160C and line a deep baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place all the nuts on the baking tray and roast for 5 minutes until golden, put aside to cool. ( If using activated nuts your can omit this step).
  • Transfer nuts to food processor and pulse 4-5 times until coarsely ground.
  • Place nuts in a large bowl, then stir in the almond meal and shredded coconut.
  • Melt the coconut oil and almond butter in a small saucepan over the medium heat.  Add the honey, vanilla, sea salt and mix well.  Pour the honey mixture over the nut dry mixture, add all the dried fruit and mix until well combined.
  • Spoon this into a prepared tray and smooth out using a palette knife.  Refrigerate for 1 -2  hours.  Once set you can cut into slices or bars.
  • Store in an airtight container for about 1 week.

I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe, let me know how you go with it.