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Healthy Snack Bars

This Healthy Snack Bars Recipe makes a nutritious on-the-go breakfast or snack. They have no refined sugar and are mildly sweetened with natural ingredients.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 Squares
Calories 169kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats also called rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cups dates chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries lightly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 cups walnuts chopped
  • cup water


  • Lightly oil an 8" x 8" square pan.
  • Mix flour, oats, salt and oil in a medium bowl.
  • Add cranberries, dates and hemp hearts.
  • Add the water and walnuts and mix well.
  • Press evenly into the 8" x 8" pan and press into the corners too.
  • Important:
  • Cut into squares before baking. By this I mean for you to press down with something like a metal pastry board scraper to make deep marks so that they are easy to cut apart after baking.
  • Bake at 325° for 30 minutes.


After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods shown in my article Preparing Food for the Freezer
They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. The microwave will also zap them in 20 seconds or just let them defrost at room temperature.


Serving: 2Squares | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg