The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar That Packs a Nutritional Punch!


The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

This delicious fruit and nut bar packs a powerful boost for energy and stamina. It’s chock full of dried fruit and nuts to give it the sweetness that kids crave and the protein they need.

Recipe Facts

Makes 12 two-inch bars.

Prep & Cook Time

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups raw walnuts, chopped
  • ⅓ cup whole-grain flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried figs, quartered
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 207
  • Fat: 10.25 grams
  • Carbs: 27 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

Step by Step

Step One – Turn the oven on to 325°.

Line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper (be sure the paper goes up the sides of the pan).

Step Two – Blend.

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and half of each dried fruit in a food processor until thoroughly mixed.

Step Three – Add Nuts and Fruit.

Move mixture to a new bowl. Add the walnuts and the remaining dried fruit. Mix with hands.

Step Four – Add Egg.

Stir in egg and vanilla.

Step Five – Bake.

Spread mixture evenly into the pan. Press down in all corners. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes. Mixture should be golden brown.

The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

Step Six – Cool & Cut.

Lift the baked mixture from the pan by grasping the edges of the parchment paper and place on a wire rack to cool. Be sure to cool thoroughly; bars will crumble if cut when warm. Cut into 12 equal sections with a sharp knife when completely cool. Store in a container with an air-tight seal for no more than 10 days.

The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar