I went to the supermarket the other day looking for a healthy gluten free snack for my son. I ended up buying a bag of cashew and sesame little nutty chews which cost a fortune and, although yummy, they lasted my voracious 15 year old son about five minutes.
Necessity being the mother of invention and resourcefulness, I have just made my second batch of these little beauties and had to share. They are sooooo good, take about 10 minutes to prepare and make about 20 times more than you get in a little preprepared bag for the same price. You can mix it up and use whatever combination of nuts and seeds you like but this is our favourite.
Lunch box heaven, handbag emergency snack, gluten free, vegan and delicious. Give them a go !
Yummy little nutty sweet and salty things
125g sunflower seeds
100g sesame seeds
250g raw cashews
1/2 cup rice malt or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon of good quality salt
Place all nuts and seeds in a frypan and stir around the pan over a medium heat until lightly toasted. Be careful with these – they can burn quickly.
In another saucepan melt together the rice malt, vanilla, salt and sugar until sugar is disolved.
Combine nuts and rice malt mixes and spread over a baking tray. Allow to cool then cut into small cubes and store in an airtight container.
Happy, healthy days !