Date Walnut Energy Bars

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Date Walnut Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted (about 16)
  • ½ cup dried fruit (I used cranberries)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup hulled hemp seeds (or sesame seeds)
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

Directions:

If your dates are past their prime (hard and tough) soak them in hot water for 30 minutes and drain. If soft and fresh don’t worry about soaking.

Add everything to a food processor bowl and process on high until finely chopped and the mixture is pulling away from the bowl.

Line a bread pan (9×5″) with plastic wrap, knock the mixture into it and spread evenly. Layer over the extra plastic wrap to cover and gently press down, smoothing out and packing down – you want a dense loaf.

Remove out of the pan and open up the plastic, onto a cutting board. With a quick motion slice into shapes desired.

Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator.