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Fruit and Nut Bars
Fruit and Nut Bars

Category: Snack | Serves: 8

(654 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 210
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 22 g
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 76 mg
Fiber: 4 g

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These simple and satisfying bars are packed with fruits and nuts. Pack one as a snack or include one with yogurt and fruit for breakfast.
Ingredients:
1/4 cup 100 % fruit apple juice
1/2 cup whole dates (about 5), halved and pitted
1 cup whole raw almonds with skins
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup dried plums (prunes)
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Directions:
1 Preheat oven to 300°. Pour apple juice over dates and let soak 5 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, place almonds, dried apricots, and dried plums in a food processor and pulse a few times until coarsely chopped. Add salt, cinnamon and dates with apple juice and pulse until mixture starts to stick together. Add pumpkin seeds and sunflower see
3 Using wet hands, scoop mixture onto a work surface and form into a log about 1 3/4 in. wide and 1/2 in. thick. Use your palms to flatten into a bar, and cut bar into 8 equal pieces.
4 Arrange pieces about 1 in. apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, turn bars over and bake another 8 minutes, or until nuts are toasted (but before fruit begins to burn). Store in an airtight container for up to
5 ENJOY!

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(654 ratings)
yes please
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these look great,,, but a lot of messing around,,, now i need to trick someone into making them for me by pretending i ...
Feb 07, 2009
energy
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My sister and i made a batch of these and they are good for energy before a workout or if you are in a midafternoon ...
Apr 28, 2008
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