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.

Walnut Butter Fruit Bites
Photo: Blaine Moats
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins
64 bites


  • 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

  • teaspoon salt

  • Dash ground cinnamon


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

71 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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