February 2, 2017
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Fruit & Nut Protein Bars

All you need:

  • 1 (8 ounce) box chopped pitted dates
  • ½ c. Hy-Vee vanilla whey protein powder
  • ¼ c. Hy-Vee cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 c. walnuts or cashews
  • ½ c. unsalted sunflower seeds

All you do:

  1. In a food processor, combine dates, protein powder, cocoa powder and water.
  2. Cover and process until combined.
  3. Add walnuts and sunflower seeds; pulse once or twice until combined.
  4. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Press mixture evenly and firmly into pan.
  6. Cut into 8 (2-by-4-inch) bars.
  7. For convenience and portability, wrap bars individually with plastic wrap.
  8. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 240; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Fat: 13g; Protein: 8g ; Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Sodium: 10mg; Trans Fats: 0g

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