No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares + Giveaway

4 Aug 2016

No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares + Giveaway

Super healthy bars made with hemp hearts and peanut butter. Vegan, gluten free and perfect snack food!

No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares


What is this? Yet another recipe with peanut butter and chocolate?!

Shocker, I know..

But what this recipe has that the other recipes I have made in the past doesn't is what I think has become one of my new favourite ingredients. Hemp hearts!



No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares


Move over chia seeds, hemp hearts have stolen my heart and have secured themselves a permanent home in my kitchen cupboard

Let me explain to anyone who has never tried hemp hearts before (which was me about 2 weeks ago). Hemp hearts are packed with protein, full of good omegas and low in carbs. They can easily be added to your diet by sprinkling them on cereal, adding them to smoothies or, like me, making some killer granola bar-like squares.


No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares


But I don't want you to just take my word for it. It's giveaway time!

Thanks to the generous team over at Manitoba Harvest, one lucky winner will receive a bag of their own to try out. There are a myriad of recipes that you can try over on the Manitoba Harvest website, which I have bookmarked already and will work through this summer.

But since it is the summer, and it is far too hot to turn on my oven at the moment, I have created a no bake bar recipe. Perfect to bring along on hikes or summer picnics. And unlike chia seeds, the hemp hearts don't get stuck in your teeth.

So you you can leave behind that packet of floss.


No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares

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Open to Canada and the US. Winner will be emailed as soon as the contest is over. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

No Bake Hemp Hearts and Coconut Squares
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the coconut, peanut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and hemp hearts. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminium foil. Pour the mixture into the baking pan, and press down evenly with a spatula. 
  3. Place the pan in the freezer for three hours, or until set.
  4. Once set, lift out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into around 16 squares. Store in an airtight container.




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26 comments:

  1. I have never heard of hemp hearts before. I definitely need to check them out. And what a great idea to put them in these squares.

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  2. I want to make cookies! They would be a lot healthier

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  3. I've never tried hemp hearts before! But now I think I have to go pick some up :) Plus..you can never have too many recipes with peanut butter and chocolate! These look fantastic

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  4. This the first time I have heard of Manitoba Hemp Hearts and I live in Winnipeg!! I will have to take advice on what recipes to use!!

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  5. I would love to make some Berry Hemp Parfait Popsicles!
    Marlene V. entry form name

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  6. These look fantastic! I love that the hemp hearts is that light green colour too, it makes the bars a little more exciting! And peanut butter with chocolate *drools*.... I have been wanting to make breakfast squares/bars for some time, I should really get around to it! :D x

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  7. I would add the hemp hearts to my morning smoothie.

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  8. I'd like to try this recipe, I tried hemp hearts a while back and thought that eating them right from the bag had them leaving a strong after taste I wasn't crazy about.

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  9. Sounds delicious! I'm going to try this recipe out.

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  10. Hi Cathleen
    Yummy energy squares made of hemp hearts and coconut. Not sure if I could find hemp hearts here.

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  11. I would like to make Cranberry Hemp Muffins.

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  12. If I had a bag of hemp hearts, I would like to try making granola with them.

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  13. I'm craving the granola bars that you made. I'll likely add them to my homemade bread.

    Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  14. I like to add them to my yogurt, to top my smoothie bowls with and I also use them when making my protein balls.

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  15. I love hemp hearts but have never tried Manitoba Harvest brand. I've been meaning to make breakfast cookies with hemp added. Until then, I add a spoonful to plain yogurt with berries, dried beet powder, honey, and almond extract.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  16. I love hemp hearts but have never tried Manitoba Harvest brand. I've been meaning to make breakfast cookies with hemp added. Until then, I add a spoonful to plain yogurt with berries, dried beet powder, honey, and almond extract.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  17. I would put them in peanut butter cookies or in my smoothie.

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  18. I would try out your recipe, looks delish.

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  19. I'd make so many things with this: smoothies, burgers, treats.

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