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I started making these delicious energy bars a year ago. They are way tastier and cheaper than any of the store bought kinds. All you need is a food processor with a sharp blade, 1 C dates, 1 C walnuts, 1 t vanilla extract, 1 or 2 t cinnamon. Put in processor and blend till nut particles are fairly small. Remove mix from food processor and on a flat, clean surface press into a circle about 1- 1.5" thick. Cut into wedges, and store in an airtight container. I have not found it necessary to refrigerate these. Great camping food!
Walnuts are the easiest to make these with because they're softer. I used almonds in the ones above and the nuts are a bit chunkier than usual. Almonds are harder nuts and they require a very sharp blade to process well. I have also used cashews, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, and cardamom which are tasty additions as well.