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

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

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