California Walnut Energy Bars

Recover from any afternoon slumps with this instant energy booster that’s packed with walnuts, cranberry and cocoa powder

Healthy Diet

By Healthy Diet

Serves: 16
cals 128
California Walnut Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 100g California walnuts plus 16 walnut halves for decorating
  • 200g medjool dates
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tsp beetroot powder (optional)

Method

  1. Place 100g of walnuts into a food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Add the dates, cranberries and cocoa powder and process until the mixture is smooth and forms together into one lump.
  2. Tip the mixture onto a small square lined baking tray and flatten with the back of a metal spoon into a smooth, even layer. Place in the fridge to chill for one hour.
  3. Once chilled, dust the top with the beetroot powder (if using), cut into 16 bars and top each with a walnut half. Store in an airtight container.

According to the experts at California Walnuts, a 30g handful of walnuts can help to improve your blood flow. They are high in unsaturated fat and rich in copper and zine, so they make great snacks on the go. Discover more healthy recipes at californiawalnuts.co.uk

Nutrition: per serving

cals

128

fat

6.4g

sat fat

0.8g

carbs

16.1

sugar

15.1g

fibre

1.8g

protein

2g

salt

0g