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I started making these fruit/energy bars for my older daughter who is an athlete and trains hard for part of the year. During that time, she relies heavily on "power bars" that she eats before or after practice. I decided to make my own healthy fruit bars as a way to save money and to ensure that my daughter is not consuming too much sugar.
My daughter absolutely loves these!
Fruit Bar Recipe
|This is what I used, but any brand will do.|
|Almonds from Sam's Club and Wegman's Cranberries.|
|This is what the mixture looks like after processing.|
|Wrapped fruit bars.|
A quick note about the process:rolling and shaping these little suckers are a major pain. They stick to your hands but don't want to bind. You have to patiently work them until they are semi together, then use the plastic wrap to shape them better. Here's a short video showing you the rolling/shaping process. Hope this helps!
If you don't like dates, you can use other dried fruit. I've made these with dried cherries and it turned out great. You can also use walnuts instead of almonds.
If you make these, stop by again to let me know how you like it. And if you made any changes, I'd love to hear about that too!