Crispy Lentil Sesame Nut Bars
These delicious gluten free bars take no time to make and are a great on the go snack.
1½ cup (375 mL) cooked french green lentils
1 tbsp. (15 mL) sunflower oil
2 ½ cup (625 mL) brown sesame seeds
2 cup (500 mL) unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup (250 mL) unsalted pistachio nuts halved
½ cup (125 mL) quality honey
3 tbsp. (45 mL) light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss lentils in the sunflower oil and spread lentils in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 10 mins. Stir and then bake for an additional 15 mins, until fully crisp. Set aside.
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on all sides.
Heat a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat.
Add the sesame seeds and stir for 5 mins until lightly toasted.
Add the lentils, peanuts and pistachios and stir an additional 7-8 mins until heated through.
Remove pot from heat and add the sugar and honey. Return to heat and stir for 3-4 mins until sugar has melted and honey has thickened.
Pour mixture in lined pan and spread evenly. Carefully cut bars with a sharp knife while mixture is warm. Wet your knife to avoid bars from sticking.
Let cool. Lift the bars out with the parchment paper and enjoy. Bars can be kept in an air tight container up to 2 weeks.
SERVINGS 16 bars/ PREP & COOK TIME 45mins