Apple and nut squares

12 December 2023

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

Nutritional highlights

Although dates do contain some naturally occurring sugars, this sugar comes packaged with fibre and other nutrients such as copper and potassium, which can help reduce cholesterol levels.

The pecans and cashews used in this recipe are high in monounsaturated fatty acids which have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease.

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(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)


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