Apple and nut squares

30 October 2020

These no bake bars are so easy to make and offer a fantastic snack option if you’re looking for something a little sweeter.

Although dates do contain some naturally occurring sugars, it comes this sugar comes packaged with fibre and other nutrients such as copper and potassium. The fibre slows down the release of sugar into the blood stream. Pecans and cashews are high in monounsaturated fatty acids which have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and improved levels of cholesterol.

Ingredients list

(Makes 6 bars)
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours

  • 50g pecan nuts
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 10 dates (stones removed)

Method

Line a baking tray with cling film (around 20cm square in size).

Using a food processor, grind the pecan nuts and cashew nuts until well broken. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and dates (ensuring stones are removed), and blitz again until smooth.

Remove the mixture and press into the prepared tin ensuring even coverage. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.

Once set, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Calories: 151.2 Fat: 9.3 Saturates: 0.7 Total Sugar:  Salt: 0.1