Homemade Bumble Bars Recipe

Ah, Bumble Bars...

Gluten-free, organic, and so delicious. I was introduced to Bumble Bars by a dear friend of mine, who is big-into healthy eating (even moreso than I am). At first, I wasn't sure whether I liked them that much--but when I saw them at the store, I thought I'd try one again....and the next time....and, well. I really love Bumble Bars.

They are, however, rather small, and rather expensive, and worst of all? Only obtainable at stores that are an hour or more from my home!

So I decided to try making my own. The first batch was okay, but wasn't quite right. This simple recipe, however, is spot-on awesomeness:

Mix up the following in a medium bowl with a rubber spatula:

  • 1 cup sesame seeds

  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds

  • 3 Tbsp. honey

  • 3 Tbsp. corn syrup (Gasp! I had this on hand from making holiday candy--shhh!) or brown rice syrup

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, cashews, or another nut you like

  • 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar (or 1/2 heaping tsp. cinnamon. I didn't have plain cinnamon on hand! )

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Generously butter a square glass baking dish, spoon the sticky mix in and smooth it down as best as you can.

Bake in a 175-degree oven for 1.5 hrs. It will still be sticky when it comes out.

You can eat it just like this, or you can improve it by flipping the whole thing over in the dish while it's still warm (Yes, this is tricky. Using two spatulas would be a good plan.). Gravity works the honey/syrup down to the bottom as this bakes, and so if you don't flip it, the top will be more dry/firm, and the bottom will be more sticky and moist.

Either way? Amazing sticky goodness. I would have posted a better picture of the finished product, but I ate most of it already.

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