Guys. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to finally be sharing this recipe with you. I first encountered KIND fruit and nut bars last summer when Ben and I ran a 5K, and they were provided after the finish. After that, I started seeing them everywhere and have grabbed them many times as an on-the-go snack. Airport, coffee shop, whatever – if I need a snack, that is probably what I will choose. I have been trying to find a homemade version since summertime. I tried several recipes, attempted coming up with my own, and was met with numerous flops and a ton of wasted ingredients.
But I don’t give up so easily. After a couple of months since my last attempt, I saw this version and knew there was hope. There was a lot of fist pumping going on in my kitchen this weekend when these came out of the pan, sliced cleanly, and tasted spot on. I’m sure I’ll be playing around with some other flavor variations now that I have a basic formula that works. If you are a fan of KIND bars, I hope you love this homemade version as much as I do!