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No bake Very Cherry Snack Energy Bar

No bake Very Cherry Snack Energy Bar


  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried pitted dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 sour orange or orange or tangerine


  • Zest and juice orange into small mixing bowl. Add warm water and dried cherries. Toss to coat and set aside 10 minutes
  • Line loaf pan with parchment paper. Add nuts and dates to food processor or high-speed blender. Drain soaked cherries and add to processor with cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  • Process for about 1 minute, until mixture is coarsely ground and sticks together when pressed.

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  1. Dayna says:

    Do you discard the orange zest and juice?

  2. Victoria Baker says:

    Do not add them to the mixture. Orange juice can be refrigerated for later use (for a healthy morning smootchie for e.g.)

  3. Joan Smith says:

    What size pan?

    1. Victoria Baker says:

      I using a 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan.

  4. Ginny says:

    I used raw cashews since I didn’t have almonds. Seems fine. Recipe is still a bit sticky- may not be the best to take on a hike. I’ll refrig them and see how they are.

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