These little bars are so yummy! There are no added sugars of any type. The fruit is what makes them sweet!
These little snacks are great for when you’re on the go and need something to tide you over until you get home to a wholesome, healthy meal and they also make a great sweet treat!
I found this recipe here and adjusted it to a larger batch and removed the salt. Make sure you check the labels of your dried fruit!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe (Original recipe here)
1 c dried cherries (I use Nature’s Harvest-nothing but cherries)
1 c pitted whole dates (I use the Medjool dates from Costco although I have to pit them myself but it’s easy)
1 c unsalted peanuts
2 tbsp creamy all natural peanut butter (I use sunland unsalted-just valencia peanuts)
Put dates and cherries in a food processor and process until it becomes like paste. It will form a ball.
Add nuts to processor and pulse until chopped small. Add peanut butter and process until well mixed.
Add nut mix to paste and knead with hands to blend. Press evenly into dish
Refrigerate to set and cut either into bar sized pieces or what I do is cut in half that size because bar size is too much for me plus it’s portion control…these things are yummy!