DIY Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, grain-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Yield: 10 pucks 1x


My DIY version of Sweet and Spicy Kind Bars (barbecue flavor). They are easy to make, plus vegan, grain-free, oil-free and gluten-free.



  • 3/4 cups almonds, very coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (important for making these stick! other syrups do not work)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared bbq sauce (preferably a smoky one)
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH ground cumin, garlic powder and fine sea salt
  • Optional: 2 to 3 teaspoons unflavored vegan protein powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray or grease 10 cups of a standard muffin tin .
  2. In a medium bowl stir together all of the ingredients until blended. Divide evenly among prpeared cups. With moistened fingertips. Lightly press down mixture in cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes until almonds are fragrant and deep golden brown. Transfer tin to a cooling rack and cool completely in pan. Place the cooled tin in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Using the tip of a butter knife, remove pucks from pan.. Eat!


Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days (unless it is hot and humid), the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Portable Power Pucks, snack


  • Serving Size: 1 puck
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 61 mg
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g