Seedy Power Bars
1 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup roasted sunflower seeds (kernels)
1 cup roasted almonds
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips (shaved dry coconut)
1/2 cup ground golden flax
1/2 cup unsweetened dried blueberries (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 (3.5 ounce) 70% cacao chocolate bar, chopped (I used Green & Black's)
1-1/2 cups Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk, slightly warmed
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl, place all ingredients and stir until everything is well coated (taste for sweetness and add additional sweetener, if necessary or desired). Press evenly, using a rubber spatula, into a lightly greased nonstick 9 x 13" baking pan. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. If you prefer your bars lightly browned, increase the baking time a bit. Let cool about 20 minutes. Cut into bars while still in pan and allow to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate to keep firm and fresh.
**Note: This recipe uses about 6 cups of "nuts/seeds/fruits/etc." mixed with 1-1/2 cups of Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk. You can easily substitute or replace any of the power bar's ingredients if you don't like them or have them available -- just mix together about the same amount of your favorite ingredients. To make a half batch using an 8 x 8" pan, use 3 cups of mixed seeds, nuts, etc. mixed with 3/4 cup of the Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk.