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Spicy Nut & Seed Bars (Healthy + EAsy)

Spicy nut and seed bars feature almonds, pepitas, hemp seeds, flax meal, spicy jalapeno powder, and sweet maple syrup for a delicious, healthy snack!

spicy nut and seed bar sliced on a piece of parchment paper

This nut & seed bar was inspired by the ‘Roasted Jalapeno Almond Protein Bar’ by Kind. After sourcing out a jalapeno chili powder and a few trials and errors, I’ve come up with a pretty darn good replacement. The ingredients in their bar use honey, but I’ve omitted and used pure maple syrup in its place, making this a vegan version.

In my trials and errors, I tested cayenne and jalapeno chili powder. I love the jalapeno powder, but the cayenne is pretty good, too, if you can’t find the jalapeno powder. The flavors mingle between slightly sweet, spicy heat, and salty. It bakes up with just the right amount of crispness, making for an irresistible anytime snack!

This homemade nut and seed bar recipe is full of protein, fiber, and essential omegas to help fuel your day and keep you feeling great!

ingredients for healthy spicy nut and seed protein bars in a glass bowl before mixing.

Ingredients You’ll Need

These nut and seed bars are loaded with heart healthy fats, protein, and full of flavor!

  • Almonds
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Hemp hearts
  • Flaxseed meal (ground flax seeds)
  • Pure maple syrup – You can sub with coconut nectar, date syrup, or agave.
  • Jalapeno chili powder – Substitute with cayenne, chipotle, or chili powder.
  • Mineral or smoked salt
  • Onion and garlic powder
Spicy Nut & Seed Protein Bar

How To Make Nut and Seed Bars

You’re going to love how simple these are to make. Easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

  1. Start by adding the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Place the wet mixture into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Firmly flatten the mixture evenly across the bottom.
  3. Bake, let cool, and slice.

That’s it—spicy Nut and seed Bars made easy and healthy. Enjoy the simplicity and share the love!

spicy nut and seed bar finished hardening and pulled out of the pan.

I hope you LOVE these healthy spicy nut & seed bars! They’re:

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Super flavorful
  • Gluten-free
  • Oil-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • & So delicious!

These yummy snack bars are perfect for an afternoon snack, and they travel well, too. They’re a great choice for hiking adventures or any day trip you have planned, fitting perfectly in your backpack or travel bag!

More Nut and Seed Snack Recipes!

spicy nut and seed bar cut into slices.

If you try this easy snack bar recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Spiced with jalapeño chili powder, these nut & seed bars make for a perfect savory snack any time of day!

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 1 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 heaping cup flaxseed meal (ground flax seeds)
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons jalapeno chili powder (cayenne, chipotle or chili powder is ok too)
  • 1/2 rounded teaspoon mineral or smoked salt
  • 1/4 rounded teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 rounded teaspoon garlic powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients starting with nuts & seeds, spices and lastly maple syrup. Mix well to coat. Fill lined baking pan with wet mixture and flatten, pressing firmly, making sure to reach all edges and corners as best you can. Place in oven on middle rack and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Once done, let cool to harden.

Once cooled it will be a solid piece. Slice in half, then cut each half into 1 – 1 1/2 inch bars. Store loosely covered and enjoy often!


If you don’t have hemp seeds, use any color sesame seeds you like.

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  1. i truly cannot thank you enough for this recipe!! my boyfriend LOVED these kind bars and we have yet to find anything similar. i am SO excited to make these!

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