Gluten-Free

No-Cook Almond Cherry Bars

These heart-hearthy no-cook almond cherry bars only take 15 minutes to make, so you can easily make them for the week to grab-and-go on busy days.

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Servings
8 bars
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
60 min
Duration
75 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 
pitted and chopped Medjool dates
  • ½ cup 
natural unsalted 
almond butter
  • ½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup unsalted raw almonds
  • 1 cup 
unsweetened dried tart cherries (or naturally sweetened cranberries)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Preparation

  1. Lightly mist a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper.
  2. To a food processor, add dates, almond butter, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cherries and cinnamon; pulse until about three-quarters combined, leaving some chunks intact.
  3. Press mixture evenly into loaf pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, ideally overnight. Cut into 8 equal-sized bars. (NOTE: You will have leftover bars; freeze remaining for future use.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bar
  • Calories 287
  • Carbohydrate Content 36 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 8 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 22 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3.5 g