This week in my brown bag are Fruit and Nut Energy Bars. These bars are super simple to make and packed with lots of nutrients. The main ingredient is dates which are believed to be great for muscle development.
Combined with pecans and raisins which are both high in antioxidants they make a great snack.
Fruit and Nut Energy Bars
3/4 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 cup pecan halves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pulse dates and raisins in a food processor until mixture resembles a thick paste. Transfer to a medium bowl. In same food processor pulse the pecans until finely chopped. Add the pecans and cinnamon to the fruit paste using your fingers to combine well.
Firmly press mixture onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Mixture should cover a 9X5 area. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, remove from pan and cut into 6 bars.