These nutty, fruity energy bites pack a good crunch. Plus, we snuck dates in -- they're known as nature's candy and are full of energy-giving sugars balanced with fiber and other complex carbohydrates.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

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total:
20 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
64 bites
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Walnut Butter Fruit Bites

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place dates and apricots in a food processor. Cover and pulse until very finely chopped. Add cereal; pulse until cereal is chopped. Add Walnut-Maple Butter; process until combined and mixture holds together.

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  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil extending foil over edges of pan. Press mixture firmly into pan. Sprinkle nuts on top; press firmly to adhere. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan; cut into 1-inch squares.

To Store

Layer bites between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (Walnut Butter Fruit Bites)

71 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 21mg; potassium 88mg; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 1g; sugar 4g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 80IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 10mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 13mg; iron 1mg.

Homemade Walnut Butter

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place walnut halves in the bowl of a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add maple syrup, salt and cinnamon. Cover and process about 5 minutes more or until nearly smooth, stopping and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Cover and chill 1 hour. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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Nutrition Facts (Homemade Walnut Butter)

33 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5mg; potassium 23mg; carbohydrates 1g; fiber 0g; sugar 1g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 5mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 6mg; iron 0mg.
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