I love energy bars but typically dislike the nutritional information. These bars are so delicious, no bake (well you do toast the almonds) and with only 3 ingredients. So why not get energy from real ingredients, no preservatives & something truly healthy?
1 c of dried, Medjool dates that have been pitted
1 c of raw almonds
1 c of dried, tart cherries
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes until toasted.
In your food processor, place the pitted Medjool dates that have been pitted and the cherries. Process until it forms a large, pasty ball. Remove and set aside. Then add the cooled almonds to your processor and process until they are finely chopped (avoid over processing into flour). Your looking for small pieces. Then add the date/cherry mixture back and blend again until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Line an 8×8 glass square baking pan with parchment or tin foil. Place the mixture on top. Then I added a piece of plastic wrap over the top to press it down into one even layer. I used a small glass to even it all out. Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Remove and slice. Enjoy!
— Knead to Cook