Fruit & Nut Bar

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Recipe of the Week: Fruit & Nut Bar

  • 2 cups nuts (choose any including almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.)
  • 25 dates, pitted (fresh or dried)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • ¼ cup dried or fresh fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, bananas, blueberries, cherries, etc.)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water
  1. In a large food processor, finely grind nuts. Add pitted dates, extract, and any additional fruit. Process until a sticky ball or paste forms, adding water gradually to reach desired consistency. More water will be needed if dried fruits are used and less water if fresh fruits are used.

  2. Press mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin into a large square. Store in a sealed container and refrigerate until the sticky mixture hardens enough to handle. Cut with a knife into 10 bars.

Estimated nutritional information per 1/10 of basic recipe with no additives (varies based on types of nuts and additives used): 215 calories, 13g fat, 5 protein, 21g carbs

Nutrition Goal of the Week: Does your health bar have a mile-long ingredient list that you can’t pronounce? Try making your own fruit and nut bar at home using only a few simple ingredients.

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