Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup dried apples
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. To make apple-pecan bars, grind 1/3 cup pecans in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Transfer the nuts to a bowl, then process 1/3 cup each pitted dates and dried apples. Add the nuts and a pinch of cinnamon, then process until the mixture holds together when squeezed.
  2. Add the nuts and a pinch of cinnamon, then process until the mixture holds together when squeezed.
  3. Divide it into six portions, mold each into a bar, and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Makes 6 bars.

    More Fabulous Flavors
    Follow the steps above, using 1/3 cup of the nuts and 1/3 cup of each dried fruit:
    Apricot Muffin: dates, dried apricots, and almonds
    Cherry Tart: dates, dried cherries, and walnuts
    Peanut Butter Snaps: dates (2/3 cup), peanuts, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt
    Nutritional Information
    Apple-Pecan Bars

    Per bar: Calories 96 ● Total Fat 4 g (7% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.4 g (2% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV) ● Sodium 30 mg (1% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 15 g (5% DV) ● Fiber 2 g (7% DV) ● Sugars 12 g ●
    Protein 1 g (2% DV)
    Apricot Muffin
    Per bar: Calories 122 ● Total Fat 5 g (7% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.3 g (2% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV) ● Sodium 9 mg (0% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 17 g (6% DV) ● Fiber 3 g (11% DV) ● Sugars 13 g ●
    Protein 3 g (5% DV)
    Cherry Tart
    Per bar: Calories 92 ● Total Fat 4 g (6% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.2g (1% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV) ● Sodium 1 mg (0% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 14 g (5% DV) ● Fiber 2 g (6% DV) ● Sugars 11 g ● Protein 2 g (4% DV)
    Peanut Butter Snaps
    Per bar: Calories 100 ● Total Fat 4 g (6% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.7g (3% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV) ● Sodium 123 mg (5% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 15 g (5% DV) ● Fiber 2 g (7% DV) ● Sugars 13 g ●
    Protein 3 g (5% DV)
    Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

     

    *http://familyfun.go.com/magazine/familyfun-magazine-archive/familyfun-may-2010/fruit-and-nut-energy-bars-877098/