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You guys, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today!
A little backstory…
A few months ago we were on our bi-weekly big box grocery club trip and they had ALL the samples out for yummy food to try. I think the fact that they give out all those samples while shopping may be one of the main reasons we love it there (plus it keeps the kids happy and entertained so they don’t lose their minds while shopping). Anyway, they had these delicious sweet and crunchy coconut morsels to sample and I fell in love with them on the spot! While I didn’t purchase them that day (they were shockingly expensive), I snapped a picture of the ingredients list to keep in mind for later.
I finally had a chance to do a little recipe creation and managed to create a pretty awesome copycat recipe for these yummy crunchy coconut clusters!
These crunchy clusters combine the nuttiness of roasted coconut flakes with sunflower seeds, Triple Omega Seed mix (chia, flax & hemp seed hearts) and sweetness of maple syrup. They are amazingly delicious and totally satisfy a sweet tooth while still containing natural ingredients. The best part, they only take 15 minutes to make!
Crunchy Coconut Cluster
Deliciously sweet and salty crunchy clusters of coconut, pumpkin seeds, heart healthy seed mix and honey.
- 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds can substitute with sunflower seeds or do a mixture
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts, chia or flax seeds I use Triple Omega Seed Mix from NOW Foods
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Add maple syrup and mix well.
Place tablespoon sized clusters on parchment paper. Sprinkle with generous amount of sea salt.
Bake 13 to 15 minutes until coconut flakes turn a golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool. Clusters made spread a bit during cooking process. You can simply take a splatula and push them into shape. When they cool they will harden into clusters. Remove carefully from paper.
As you all know, I love NOW products! They are always super high quality and honestly, they just taste great every time. Admittedly, I’m not normally a huge fan of maple syrup, but I can’t get enough of their brand. The flavor of NOW maple syrup is pure, perfectly sweet and great for baking with. I use their Triple Omega Seed Mix ALL the time (on yogurt, in homemade snacks, sprinkled on salads) and love all the heart boosting nutrients that it has. Such a great way to add a major punch of Omega fatty acids, as well as plant-based protein and fiber. You can find their products at most health foods stores, some major retailers (our Meijer has a lot of their products) as well as on Amazon.
Are you more of sweet or salty snacker?
If you make these let me know what you think!
To find purchase the products for this recipe, follow the links below:
NOW Foods Organic Maple Syrup
NOW Foods Raw Pumpkin Seeds
NOW Foods Organic Triple Omega Seed Mix