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Friday, April 26, 2013

Cherry Pie Fruit & Nut Bars {w/ recipes}

Keeping with the health theme this week (I'm partaking in the 7 day green smoothie challenge), today I'm sharing a new favorite recipe. 

I absolutely love the cherry pie LÄRABAR®. They are perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth and curb my hunger before a workout. One day I looked at the ingredients to see:



That's it. How simple! The next day I picked up the ingredients at the grocery store and got busy with my food processor. 

Cherry Pie Fruit & Nut Bars
makes about 8 bars

1 cup high quality dried cherries (unsweetened)
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw almonds

{A note about the cherries... they can be expensive. But in comparison to the cost of a bar from the store (about $1.89 each) this way is incredible affordable!} 

Put dried cherries and dates in the food processor and pulse until a sticky paste forms...

Add almonds and mix until pieces are uniform in size....

Spread mix onto parchment paper and roll into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick....
Use the parchment paper to cover the mix when you roll so it doesn't stick...

Cut into bar sized pieces and enjoy!


  1. Yum! I absolutely love dried cherries, and these look like such a healthy and filling treat. Such a burst of energy I bet!

  2. These look amazing!!! I can't for my food processor to arrive!!

  3. I have to make these. I love how simple you made it!

  4. Agh. Those look delicious. I don't own a food processor though, so I guess they'll have to go on the "maybe in the future list". But oh boy, they look good. and I bet they are waaaay cheaper than buying some.

  5. Guess what I just got !?!?!?! A food processor!! I couldn't be happier! I made homemade peanut butter to christen the beautiful beauty that lives on my counter. Of course, I thought of you and your delicious looking snack bars!

  6. These look good! I don't have a good processor yet but think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get one soon!


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