No Cook Fruit & Oat Bars

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 1 h 10 min
  • Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates (approx. 20 dates) 500 mL
  • 1 cup quick oats 250 mL
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds 250 mL
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dried apricots 125 mL
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped dried mango 75 mL
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Add dates to food processor. Pulse, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until dates starts to come together as a ball. Add oats, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, dried mango and chia seeds; pulse until combined.

  • Step 2

    Scrape mixture into parchment paper-lined 8-in. (20-cm) square baking pan. Firmly press into an even layer. Cover and refrigerate 1 hr. or overnight.

  • Step 3

    Cut into 20 bars to serve. Store refrigerated in airtight container up to 1 week.

Tip

Substitute raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries for mango or apricot. Also delicious made with any seed or nut, such as sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, peanuts.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Per serving (1 bar)
  • Calories 120
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Sat fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Sodium 3 mg