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Homemade KIND Bars made with Honey: Update

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kind bars w honeyGood morning everyone! I am feeling extra-cheery because my head is finally clear of the final remnants of my cold–what a difference good health makes. Topping off my morning bliss, I’m slurping a cup of Peet’s coffee (brought back to Texas from a recent visit home to Berkeley) and nibbling one of my homemade KIND bars.

About the KIND bars: When I posted my original recipe for homemade TRIO bars and KIND bars last week, I used brown rice syrup and barley malt syrup, both of which worked beautifully. But I mentioned that I would re-test with honey in a few days, and so I did.

I did the KIND bar variation using cashews, peanuts, and almonds for the nuts and dried cranberries and blueberries for the fruit. They were really delicious with the honey, but using honey made the bars much more sticky. Much more. They were difficult to lift from the foil, even when cool, unlike the brown rice and barley malt syrup versions, which lifted right off.

But there is a solution, and it comes via Laura, who left a comment to the original post. She, too, tried the bars with honey and had the same stickiness issue. However, she solved it by placing the bars in the freezer to cool. I tried it, and it worked great! Thanks Laura! I’ve decided to store mine in the freezer, too (wrap individually, then seal in a container or sipper-top plastic bag)

Now, back to my nibbling and slurping. Have a good one, everybody!

 

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Tracy

Sunday 20th of January 2013

After being refrigerated for 45 minutes...do you leave them in the parchment paper at room temp or keep in freezer? I'd love to make these!

Camilla

Friday 15th of February 2013

Hi Tracy! You can keep them in the freezer or the refrigerator, wrapped in parchment or wax paper or plastic, then in an airtight container. ;)

Camilla

Tuesday 28th of February 2012

wonderful, Kristin! Thank you so much for experimenting and sharing!

Kristin

Monday 27th of February 2012

Ok, I decided to just try it myself. The honey bars came out *great*! I used parchment instead of sprayed foil (as someone suggested on the original post) & kept all amounts the same. After cutting, placed them with the attached paper in the freezer for about 45 mins. The paper peeled right off & then I wrapped individual bars. They are not overly sticky, not hard to unwrap, etc. yay!!

Kristin

Thursday 16th of February 2012

Do the bars made with honey stay sticky? Are they hard to eat/ unwrap, etc? I made these with brown rice syrup last night & they are AWESOME! I'd much rather use honey as a sweetener though. Thanks for this recipe!

Camilla

Wednesday 1st of February 2012

Rachel: you made my day! :)

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