How to Toast Nuts: Toasted nuts have more flavor and crunch than raw nuts. To toast nuts, spread the nuts out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure to set a timer, because nuts can quickly go from perfectly toasted to burnt. Let your nose be your guide; when you smell the toasty aroma of the nuts, they're done. When the nuts come out of the oven, immediately pour them into a plate or bowl, or they will continue to toast on the hot baking sheet.
How to Toast Oats: Toasting the oats before making the bars is optional. Toasted oats have a more pronounced flavor and the texture is more firm (less chewy than raw oats). To toast oats, heat the oven to 350 F. Spread the oats out evenly on a large sheet pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until very lightly browned.
How to Toast Coconut: Toasted coconut has a sweeter, stronger flavor than un-toasted. To toast coconut, spread shredded coconut or coconut flakes out on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for about 8 minutes until the coconut is light brown. Set a timer and keep an eye on the coconut - it quickly goes from lightly toasted to burnt. When the coconut comes out of the oven, immediately pour it into a plate or bowl, or it will continue to toast on the hot baking sheet.