Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

  • Preparation time:
  • 5 min
  • Makes:
  • 12 Bars
Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

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Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Store-bought energy bars are tasty, but can be too expensive to justify as more than an occasional treat. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to make a sweet, nutty version at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped pitted medjool dates , (about 18)
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 3 tbsp flax meal , (ground flax)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions

  • Combine 2 cups chopped pitted medjool dates (about 18) and 1 cup chopped dried apricots in the bowl of a food processer and pulse until just combined.
  • Add 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews, 1/2 cup pepitas, 3 tbsp flax meal (ground flax), 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp salt, and pulse until it forms a sticky, textured mixture.
  • Line an 8-in. pan with parchment paper. Scrape mixture into pan and flatten into an even layer with your fingers. Refrigerate for 1 hr, or until firm, and cut into squares or bars.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 181
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • Fibre
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
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