Since my original Fruit & Nut Bar recipe debuted, I’ve had many readers and FB fans asking if it’s possible to make a nut-free version of these deliciously popular bars. The answer in short is … “YES!”
And whether you’re nut-free or not, these bars are absolutely scrumptious! Made with pepitas (a.k.a. pumpkin seeds) and sunflower seeds, they’re chock-full of wholesome nutrient-dense goodness!
Please note: Although coconut is technically a fruit and not a nut, the FDA opted to classify coconut as a nut, which has resulted in much confusion. However, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, “while allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, they are very rare. Most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. However, if you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist/physician before adding coconut to your diet.” For details, I recommend reading this article at OneSpotAllergy.com.