Recipe: Healthy Fruit & Nut Bars

by Michelle on January 11, 2011 · 20 comments

in Dairy Free,Foods For Kids,Healthy Snacks,Paleo/Primal,Raw Food,Recipes,Refined Sugar-Free,Treats/Desserts

Want something healthy that is quick to make, delicious and a great snack for school or work? Here is my recipe for Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars.

Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars

Allergen info: egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free


  • dates, pitted & chopped into small pieces
  • walnuts, shelled
  • dried coconut, preservative-free
  • ~ 1 Tb. honey
  • ~ 1 Tb. of coconut oil
  • ~ 1 Tb. almond butter

Note: I used equal amounts of dates, walnuts and coconut but you can adjust those amounts to your liking.

How to:

  1. In a food processor, mix walnuts till the texture of bread crumbs. Process in dates coconut. Add in honey and almond butter and mix again.
  2. Process until the mixture comes together like a thick dough.
  3. Roll out and/or press into a wide tin lined with baking paper and place in the fridge till firm and chilled, the slice into squares or bars.
  4. Enjoy!

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb January 11, 2011 at 5:58 am

These are addictive.


Michelle January 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

Oh yeah, I love them! Thanks Deb!


Young1 January 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

These sound sticky and delicious. I can’t wait to try them.


Michelle January 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

Thanks Young1! Let me know how you like them!


natasha gibson January 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I just tried these and they are delicious! Do you mind if I link this page to my site, I teach fitness and yoga classes as well as run a holistic health website that I refer my clients to for tips, and recipes ect.


Michelle January 19, 2011 at 12:49 am

Sure thing Natasha!


David January 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Hi Michelle,
Sounds really good. I’m always on the look out for a healthy snack. Will give these bars a try.


Katey @ Bonne Santé January 22, 2011 at 4:47 am

Oh yum, anything with dates & coconut is a winner for me!
P.S hope the ebook is coming along nicely!


Michelle January 23, 2011 at 5:09 am

Thanks Katey! Yep it’s definitely getting there!


lunaticg January 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

I am sure will go nuts eating this….. Hehehehehe….
I love eating dates. Will try making this later.


Annie J January 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

These look so good and easy to make. What a healthy snack to have on the go. I am wondering if I could make a nut free version for my 1 year old that can’t have nuts yet? Any ideas? Was thinking oats, and ?? Thanks


Michelle January 26, 2011 at 1:58 am

Hi Annie. Thanks for your comment!
You could definitely try a nut-free version. You could try adding more coconut, sunflower seeds (if your child is not sensitive to seeds), sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sprouted buckwheat etc. Please let me know how it goes!


Ajip Gadgets January 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm

i like this recipe for Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars.
[honey & almond butter] :)


Kate January 30, 2011 at 3:38 am

wow michelle the bars look great, i must get my apron out and start baking :D


Michelle January 31, 2011 at 4:27 am

Thanks Kate! Do it!! :)


Lena June 11, 2011 at 5:22 am

I made these yesterday and they are so yummy. It’s funny they remind me of bars ‘summer rolls’ that I used to have when I was a child. Of course I don’t have them anymore but these are a great all natural version.

Thanks for sharing. I only found your blog this week and am loving the recipes.


Michelle June 11, 2011 at 7:09 am

Hi Lena. I’m so glad you liked my recipe. Thanks so much for trying it and letting me know how it went! :)


Phyllis August 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Hi Michelle. These bars look great but I am avoiding most sweeteners right now because of health issues. ( I have a good substitute for honey) But could you recommend something I can replace the dates with?

Thanks in advance.


Michelle August 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Hi Phyllis. Good question! You could try adding a bit more coconut oil or nut butter instead? Let me know how you go!



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