Recipes and Cooking Walnut Butter Fruit Bites 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 7, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Start To Finish Time: 20 mins Servings: 64 Yield: 64 bites Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 Medjool dates, pitted 1 cup snipped dried apricots 4 cup whole grain wheat cereal flakes 1 ½ cup Walnut-Maple Butter or cashew butter 1 cup walnut pieces or cashew pieces Homemade Walnut Butter 3 cup walnut halves, toasted 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup ⅛ teaspoon salt Dash ground cinnamon Directions 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. 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. Homemade Walnut Butter 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. To Store Layer bites between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 71 Calories 5g Fat 7g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 64 Calories 71 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Sodium 21mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 4g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 88mg 2% Folate, total 9.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.