Protein Bars

7 330 320
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
1 h 30 min 4 h 12
Protein Bars
Health Highlights


1 cup Cashew nuts, raw
1 cup whole Almonds, raw
1/2 cup Cranberries, dried (or chocolate chips)
2 1/4 cup Medjool date
3/4 cup Rolled oats, dry
1 tbsp Vanilla extract, pure
1 tbsp Honey (or agave)


Preheat oven to 170°F (or put your oven on it’s lowest setting and adjust the cooking time).

Place the nuts in a bowl and cover with COOL water and soak for 1 hour.

Cover the dates with HOT water and soak for 30 minutes. After soaking, drain off the water and pit the dates.

Place the oats in a food processor and grind to a powder. Place in a separate large bowl.

Drain the water off the nuts, place on a towel to remove excess water. Place the nuts in a food processor with the dried cranberries and pulse until nuts are in small pieces.

Place the nuts in the bowl with the oats.

Place the dates, vanilla and honey in food processor and pulse until it makes a puree.

Place the date mixture with the oat mixture and thoroughly combine all the ingredients (mixture will be thick and sticky).

Place the date nut mixture on a silpat on a cookie sheet. Spread out using a spatula or even your hands.

Shape into a long rectangle about 1/2 inch thick and measuring about 10X13 inches. Make sure the rectangle is flat and even.

Bake for 4.5-5 hours or until the log is firm, but not hard (If the lowest setting on your oven is 200 degrees, cook for 4 hours).

Cool, cut into bars and wrap individually.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 320
Calories from fat 104
Calories from saturated fat 12.0
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 2.5 mg
Potassium 496 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
Sugars 38 g
Protein 6.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.7

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