I created these new Seed Power Bars for the new book. The idea came when Michelle mentioned that she would love a high-protein snack recipe for school snacks that are nut and peanut free (because of all the allergy restrictions in schools).
I somewhat modelled these after my Totally Nutty Bars from Vive, though they are completely nut-free and include protein-rich pumpkin seeds, hemp seed nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and sunflower nut butter.
With my first batch of these I included carob powder, as in the picture above and shown pressed in the pan to the right.
For my second batch, pictured here and to the right in a smaller pan, I substituted cocoa powder (since I used up all my carob powder in the cookies)! Equally delicious, but looking rather different (well, I also used black sesame seeds in the first batch and regular white sesame seeds in the second batch).
So, Michelle, if you want to give these a test-run with your kidlets, I am happy to send you the draft recipe to try out - let me know, and thanks for the inspiration! :)