We made these back in 2015, but they’re worth resurfacing – a healthy way to get some nuts in without all the preservatives of granola bars! Enjoy!
These bars are game changers. We were looking for snacks that were simple, that were delicious, and that were easy. We love a granola bar, but they’re usually full of crazy lists of ingredients that we cannot pronounce, and they always have tons of salt and tons of preservatives. These, on the other hand, are quick, easy, and have just three ingredients!
We first saw them over on the Kitchn (they just have the best ideas!) and we adapted them for what we like. We love a cashew so much, and we usually have them on hand, so it makes these even easier! A quick five minutes with a food processor and an overnight chill and you have snacks for the week.
The dates is what keeps these together, an although we used already chopped dates we recommend using whole dates roughly chopped – they’re wetter and they’ll keep your bars together better. You can use whatever nuts and fruit you want – which is really the best part. Raisins and almonds. Cherries and peanuts. Apricots and hazelnuts. Go crazy.
1. Slightly chop the cashews, dates, and apples.
2. Food process all ingredients until a ball forms, about 2 minutes.
3. Remove and form into a square, then wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour at least.
4. After your refrigerate, divide into squares and have as a snack whenever you get hungry (or snacky.)