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Walnut Energy Bars

Walnut Energy Bars

Nothing but great nutritious ingredients in these gluten free bars! Perfect before a workout, for breakfast, or a good for you snack.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups California Walnuts, divided
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried Mediterranean apricots
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cherry extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Set aside 1 cup walnuts.
  3. Place remaining ingredients in a food processor and process just until mixture is sticky and holds together.
  4. Add remaining walnuts and pulse on and off to coarsely chop.
  5. Press into a 7 x 10-inch rectangle and cut into 20 equal pieces.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Let cool, then transfer to an airtight container.

Variation: Add 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut. Reduce cherry extract to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon coconut extract.

Recipe and photo credit: California Walnuts



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