{no-bake} homemade fruit & nut energy bars

Awhile ago, a recipe fro homemade Cliff Bars popped in my inbox from Brown Eyed Baker and I thought to myself "Genius. Just genius." I've been looking for some new, healthier recipes for breakfasts, snacks, and pre-run fuel. 

These energy bars fit the bill. They're loaded with grains, nuts, and fruit. They'll fill ya right up, boost your energy, and cure your case of the Sweet Tooth. There's so many different variations you could come up with, my mind is spinning. 

{no-bake} homemade fruit & nut energy bars
3 tbsp. dried cranberries
3 tbsp. chopped dried apricots
3 tbsp. chopped dried kiwi
3 tbsp. chopped pitted dates
2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
1 c. puffy rice cereal {I used the African equivalent of Rice Krispies or Cheerios}
1 1/2 c. oats
1/2 c. honey
1 mashed banana
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cereal, oats, nuts, and dried frit. Add in the honey and mashed banana. Press the mixture into a 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. Press another piece of parchment paper on top and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Once the bars have firmed up in the refrigerator, remove from the pan, cut into squares, and wrap individually with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator. 

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  1. I'm sure my family would love these :).

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Love all the fillings! And so easy to make. Pinning!

  3. Ok cute girl! I'm trying to email you a question and it won't go through!

    Where do you get the cute flag/labels on your pics of sponsor blogs? I've been looking for those!

  4. These are so pretty. I dried my own kiwi this weekend and think I will try making these tonight! Thanks!


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