5 Ingredient Nut Bars Recipe – Homemade KIND Bars! (2024)

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Homemade KIND Bars: an easy, 5 ingredient nut bars recipe for homemade kind bars! Salty ‘n sweet healthy nut bar delight!

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What if I told you all you’d need were 5 simple ingredients to make the easiest homemade kind bars ever? And if you’re not a fan of kind bars, how about we just refer to these babies as ‘nut bars’? 😉

Today, we’re gonna be gathering 5 healthy ingredients to make lightly salty, lightly sweet, highly YUMMY kind bars!


  • Crunchy
  • Sweet
  • A little salty
  • A lot delish
  • Guilt-free
  • And easy to make.

Like, what

more could ya need, ya know?

If you’re ready, I’m ready. So let’s bake this!

How to Make Nut Bars

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Then, line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and stir until well mixed. Pour maple syrup over the dry ingredients, then fold it altogether. You’ve just made your nut bar mixture!

Pour the nut bar mixture into that pan you prepped earlier. Smooth it out into an even, tightly-packed layer.

Bake, cool, slice and enjoy. That’s it! 😉

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The 5 ingredients you need for Nut Bars

  • Roasted, unsalted almonds: feel free to use unroasted almonds if you’d like a much less-roasted taste in your baked nut bars.
  • Roasted, unsalted peanuts: I love using unsalted peanuts so I can control the exact amount of salt I’d like in my nut bars.
  • Salt: if you don’t like any salt or are trying to keep your sodium intake down, feel free to skip this ingredient. Alternatively, you can add in a touch more if you’re in the mood for a saltier snack. 😉 Remember you can always add more after baking (sprinkle atop each bar).
  • Vegan gluten free brown rice crisp cereal: my favorite ingredient in this homemade kind bars recipe. It adds a subtle crunch and texture variation that’s so satisfying. [click here to buy it]
  • Pure maple syrup: the sweet “glue” that holds these nuts bars together. Okay, no one ever said glue sounded tasty, but you know what I mean. 😉

Nutrition Facts

These homemade kind bars are not only easy to make, but also guilt-free to eat. 😉 Check out each bar’s estimated nutritional stats:

  • 106 calories
  • 4g of protein
  • 5g of sugar
  • 8g of carbs

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Tamsyn says,

These were so easy to make and very yummy! Thanks for the recipe!”

Klara says,

Sometimes I switch up the nuts adding hazelnuts, walnuts, etc. This has become a family favorite recipe and is so easy to make and clean up!!”

Linda says,

These are sooo good. I didn’t have any crisp brown rice cereal so I crushed up some brown rice cakes!! Thank you.”

Maylen says,

These bars are addictive. I have made the recipe more than 10 times, with some small modifications, I don’t put cereal, only nuts such as macadamia, cashews, pistachios and almonds.”

A simple, 5 ingredient recipe for salty & sweet homemade nut bars that taste better than store-bought kind bars!

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Which nuts are you gonna put in your very own nut bars? I’m thinking macadamia and walnuts. 😉 Thank you for stopping by and sharing in a joyful baking moment with me and your loved ones. ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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5 Ingredient Nut Bars Recipe – Homemade KIND Bars!

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
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Homemade KIND Bars: an easy, 5 ingredient nut bars recipe for homemade kind bars! Salty ‘n sweet healthy nut bar delight!



  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • ½ cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup vegan gluten free brown rice crisp cereal
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add almonds, peanuts, cereal and salt to a large bowl. Stir until well mixed. Pour maple syrup over this mixture. Fold until well incorporated.
  3. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth into a tightly packed, even layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes (mine took 35 mins). Bars must bake thoroughly, or they won’t hold together when cooled.
  4. Allow to cool for 1 hour, or until completely cooled. Use a heatproof spatula to gently lift and loosen bars from parchment. Slice into 12 bars (6 rows by 2 columns). Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

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  • 3 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Rice Crispy Treats


Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up 1-3 weeks. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Infois an estimate based on 12 total bars.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 4g

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  1. Can honey or golden syrup be used instead of maple syrup?


    1. Hi Fiona! I haven’t tried golden syrup, but I know many readers have used honey with good results. Hope you enjoy!


  2. I can’t find a way to easily search through previous comments, so I am sorry if this has already been addressed. Is there a drawback to using regular rice crisp cereal vs brown rice cereal? (I am having a very difficult time finding a cost-effective brown rice crisp cereal.)


    1. Hi Katie! Using regular rice crisp cereal will be fine. Hope you enjoy! 🙂


  3. Finally a recipe that delivers the crunch factor. I have made many recipes and that failed miserably in the:
    holds together
    and taste departments

    My only down point is that there is still some hold together issues. I will next time roughly cut the nuts and see wether that helps


    1. So glad you enjoyed the crunchiness, Deeanna! I’ve found that really tightly packing the bars into the pan before baking helps a lot when it comes time to cut them. Hope this helps!


  4. We love these in my house and I’ve made loads of different versions for my little boy! They’ve been coming out a bit sticky though – am I not cooking them for long enough? I’m following the quantities suggested so can’t work out what would be causing it otherwise. Any thoughts welcomed! Thanks.


    1. Hi Fatimah, I’m so happy to hear you and your kiddo are enjoying my recipe! 🙂 For the stickiness: try adding a few minutes of bake time, and allow the bars to cool completely before slicing. Otherwise, have you made any substitutions or adjustments to the recipe?


  5. Can you substitute maple/carob syrup for the pure maple? I’d just try it but I can’t afford to waste the ingredients if it doesn’t work! Pure maple is too expensive for me (am in the UK). Thanks.


    1. Hi Charlotte! I’ve had other readers use honey, agave and brown rice syrup here with good results, so I’d say start there. Hope this helps! 🙂


  6. Nut bars are my favorite but I have never made them at home! Sounds so easy!


    1. Oh well get ready for some super tasty fun!


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