Homemade fruit and nut bars

Homemade fruit & nut bars

I am a big fan of Lara Bars, but my wallet however is not.  So I decided to give making my own a try.  You don’t need much for a great simple bar…

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I had the hardest time finding dates…but that is what I get for shopping for groceries at Target.  So I got Figs and Prunes (dried plums) to use instead.  I think the next time I make them I will do two batches, one with just figs, and one with just the prunes…or dates if I can find some.

Add all ingredients to a food processor, and blend until the end result looks a bit like cookie dough…

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Then place the mix in a clear wrap lined, or tin foil works too, pan.  Push into all corners and press into place.

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Pop it in the freezer for about an hour.  It will help it to set, and make the bars easier to cut.

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Pull the liner out, and cut your bars!  This recipe made 6 bars.  My bars are about 221 calories (Ooops!) a pop.  More than I’d like, but again I used both prunes and figs here.

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Stay tuned for more versions of this…because they are super yummy!  And what a great pre-run fuel too!


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