No Cook Fruit & Oat Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Makes: 20

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups (500 mL) pitted Medjool dates (approx. 20 dates)
  2. 1 cup (250 mL) quick oats
  3. 1 cup (250 mL) pumpkin seeds
  4. 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped dried apricots
  5. 1/3 cup (75 mL) coarsely chopped dried mango
  6. 1/4 cup (60 mL) chia seeds

Method

  1. Add dates to food processor. Pulse, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until dates starts to come together as a ball. Add oats, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, dried mango and chia seeds; pulse until combined.
  2. Scrape mixture into parchment paper-lined 8-in. (20-cm) square baking pan. Firmly press into an even layer. Cover and refrigerate 1 hr. or overnight.
  3. Cut into 20 bars to serve. Store refrigerated in airtight container up to 1 week.

Tip: Substitute raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries for mango or apricot. Also delicious made with any seed or nut, such as sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, peanuts.