No Bake Fruit and Nut Energy Bar Recipe | These bars are filled with healthy ingredients like dates, figs, raisins, bananas and apricots. This super food energy bar is perfect for any active lifestyle. When your favorite dried fruits come together you know it’s going to be a good snack. Do you feel yourself dragging by the middle of the afternoon? Pack these No Bake Fruit and Nut Energy Bars. They’ll fill you up and keep you going until dinner. Also great as an after school snack! Perfect for hiking and camping too!
Some facts about the fruit in these bars.
FIGS: High in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium and calcium as well as vitamins.
DATES: Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and more. They also contain vitamins such as vitamin K, thiamin and more.
RAISINS: Essential minerals such as iron, potassium and more. They also contain vitamins such as B vitamins which convert into fuel to give you energy.
BANANAS: A very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium,dietary fiber, potassium, biotin and copper.
APRICOTS: An excellent source of vitamin A, and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber and potassium.
What a great way to start your day or keep it going! The above nutritional facts about these fruits is only a partial description. There are far more benefits not listed. The list was to give you an idea of how beneficial this No Bake Fruit and Nut Energy Bar Recipe can be.
No Bake Fruit and Nut Energy Bar Recipe
- 2 ripe medium bananas
- 8 ounces dried figs
- 8 ounces dried apricots
- 8 ounces pitted dates
- 8 ounces raisins
- 2 cups granola
- 10 ounces unsalted almonds,
- 1 cup flaked coconut
Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray. To a food processor add the bananas, figs, apricots, dates and raisins. Pulse until chopped. Spoon banana mixture from the food processor into a large bowl. Add the granola and almonds. Pulse until chopped (some pieces will be finely chopped along with chunks). Pour granola mixture into the bowl with the banana mixture. Stir to combine. Press into prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Cut into bars. Wrap each bar in a cheap top fold sandwich bag and then into a large zip top bag. Store in the refrigerator(up to a week) or put half in the refrigerator and half in the freezer (up to 3 months).
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