This bar is not low-calorie, but it is healthier calories and the nutrients are high and the protein per bar is around 8 grams.
I was craving a protein bar, but not just any bar, one with lots of goodies and crunchies and I just love a bar that is chopped full of stuff. I love seeds and nuts so this was perfect. I had found a recipe I liked but then lost it so I went off of memory and added in some of the things I wanted in a bar. I wanted lots of nutrients. My initial batch I accidentally put in 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup of agave so my sweetness was doubled and boy was it sweet. I like the benefits of honey so I wasn’t sad about it at all and may just make it again. If you find it isn’t sweet enough with the 1/4 cup then double it. why not honey is healthy and agave is low glycemic.
1 cup almonds (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=20 health benefits)
1/4 cup chia seeds (http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/top-10-health-benefits-chia-seeds-6962.html health benefits)
1/4 cup flax seeds (http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed health benefits)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=82 health benefits)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=57 health benefits)
1/2 cup raisins (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=33 health benefits)
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-numerous-health-benefits-of-coconuts-2.html health benefits)
½ cup almond butter (see health benefits almonds)
½ cup coconut oil (http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/ health benefits)
1/4 cup honey (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264667.php health benefits)
2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract (taste only)
Put this all into a food processor and pulse until you have the consistency you want. I wanted my ingredients mainly whole so I just pulsed until all combined well. I then patted into a glass dish and put into the fridge to set. They are a softer bar when cutting but hold well when eating. I might play around with more ingredients like goji berries or dates instead of honey for sweetener. it’s a throw in what you like bar really