Homemade Seedy Almond Honey Kind Bars

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Make your own delicious homemade kind bars, quickly and easily from scratch without fussy ingredients!  This almond pepita sesame honey variety is so delicious, but feel free to substitute ingredients and make your own flavors.  These easy homemade honey kind bars will quickly become a staple in your house as they have in mine!

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bar

Have you made your own Kind bars before?  I made them a looooong time ago, but to be honest, the ingredients in some recipes out there are pretty fussy, and to be totally honest I’m not going to buy brown rice syrup just for these bars.  There may be slightly better choices, but in the end, I think sugar is sugar I don’t want to hunt all over town(and a bunch of online shops as well) when something from my small town grocery store(or even local farmers market) will work just as well.  If you already have it, feel free to use it 🙂  But no need to hunt around for strange ingredients for these bars!

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bar

I would have made these bars completely with honey, but as it turns out, honey doesn’t firm up as well as other sweeteners so the bars stay pretty sticky.  These bars with half honey can be a little sticky, but not too bad.  I like to store them in between sheets of wax or parchment paper and then the stickiness isn’t a problem at all.

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bar

These were so good, and gone so fast!  I’ll be making another variety soon.  What is your favorite Kind bar?  Or what’s your favorite combination of nuts and seeds in bars like these?

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bar

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 9
Calories: 191 kcal
  • 190 grams roasted unsalted almonds (a little more than 1 1/4 cups)
  • 40 grams roasted unsalted pepitas (about 1/4 cup)
  • 20 grams toasted sesame seeds (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup puffed grain cereal (make sure to use GF cereal, if necessary!)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste optional
  • Sea salt to top
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. In a bowl stir together all the ingredients except the sea salt.  Prep a 9x9 baking dish with parchement paper, then pour the mixture in and spread it evenly, pressing the mixture down as well as possible. 

  3. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until the syrup can be seen bubbling in between some of the nuts and seeds.  Remove and let cool.  

  4. If possible when the mixture has cooled quite a bit but not completely, take a sharp knife and cut into 9 squares. They may come apart a little, but just gently press back together and let them cool the rest of the way.   I place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or so until hard. Then store in an airtight container between sheets of parchment or wax paper.

Recipe Notes

I don't recommend using regular vanilla in this recipe.  If you don't have vanilla bean paste, just omit it.  The bars will be just as delicious.  If you're curious about the vanilla bean paste I use this one from Amazon(this is an affiliate link which doesn't change anything for you, but gives me a few cents from every purchase that goes towards maintaining Food Doodles 🙂

Homemade Almond Pepita Sesame Honey Kind Bar

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1 Amanda November 8, 2019 at

Yes! I can’t wait to make these for my family’s packed lunches.


2 Jules Shepard September 25, 2019 at

I have always wanted to make my own bars – thanks for the recipe!


3 Melissa Torres July 4, 2018 at

I love these kinds of bars but refuse to pay the ridiculous prices so making them at home is great. I love that this one is without chocolate bc I’m not a fan! Thank you!


4 Jack Smith | BBQRecipez.com March 14, 2018 at

This almond bar looks absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this. My wife would love it!


5 Natalie January 27, 2018 at

These are just the kinds of treats I love making at home. Looks delicious!


6 Charlotte Moore January 27, 2018 at

Oh now much these look like the ones you buy. Look delicious!

I made some one time with apricots and almonds but not sure what recipe I used. HA!! They were good!


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