Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

    • Prep Time10 mins
    • Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
    • Makes8 servings
Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

At a loss for a healthy, portable snack? These sunflower seed bars use only five ingredients and need only 10-minutes of hands-on time.


  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Line a 9 x 5-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving 3-in. overhang on two sides.

  • Whirl all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Scrape into loaf pan and push down with a spatula until surface is flat and even. Wrap with overhanging plastic.

  • Refrigerate until firm, 2 hr. Cut into 8 bars.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 221, Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 33g, Fat 10g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 2mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

This article was originally published on Aug 10, 2015