One of the healthiest snacks, with only 3 ingredients and minimal prep. No added sugars!
(or choice of nuts, roasted or raw)
Mixed fruit, dried
Add the roasted or raw nuts, dried fruit, and dates into a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Separate the dates if they start to clump together.
Process continuously for 30 seconds. Ingredients should be broken down and should look like crumb-sized pieces. Scrape the edges of the bowl and beneath the blade to make sure nothing is sticking.
Continue to process until a dough ball is formed, 1 to 2 minutes.
Line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper and place the dough ball into the pan. Press the dough down with your hands to form a square. Season the dough with sea salt and then wrap and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
Once set, unwrap the chilled dough and transfer it to a cutting board. Cut into bars or squares, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.
Store the bars in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Large batch this recipe to store a healthy snack for weeks at a time.
For added nutritional benefits, you can add in 1/2 tbsp of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, cacao powder, or flax seeds.