Date Walnut Energy Bars

Date Walnut Energy Bars


  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted (about 16)
  • ½ cup dried fruit (I used cranberries)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup hulled hemp seeds (or sesame seeds)
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


If your dates are past their prime (hard and tough) soak them in hot water for 30 minutes and drain. If soft and fresh don’t worry about soaking.

Add everything to a food processor bowl and process on high until finely chopped and the mixture is pulling away from the bowl.

Line a bread pan (9×5″) with plastic wrap, knock the mixture into it and spread evenly. Layer over the extra plastic wrap to cover and gently press down, smoothing out and packing down – you want a dense loaf.

Remove out of the pan and open up the plastic, onto a cutting board. With a quick motion slice into shapes desired.

Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator.