Recipe: Toasted Walnut and Raisin Energy Bar

Simple, quick and good for you
homemade energy bars with walnuts and raisins

This easy, quick recipe will make healthy snacking a breeze. You can substitute walnuts for other nuts and experiment with other spices too.

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1 cup toasted walnuts
1 ½ cup gold or red raisins
5 each brown rice cakes
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Place walnuts in food processor and pulse until fine.
  2. Add raisins and pulse until mixture becomes sticky.
  3. Add rice cakes and pulse until fine and mixture is loose.
  4. Add cinnamon, vanilla, orange juice and process until gummy/sticky.
  5. Place in a 8” x 8” glass baking dish, spreading evenly across the pan, cover with plastic wrap and press into the bottom of the pan with a flat bottomed object to evenly distribute the mixture.
  6. Remove plastic wrap, cut into 12 portions.

* Chef’s note: For a firmer/crisper texture, place bars on a baking sheet and place in 250 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until desired firmness/crispness is achieved.

Nutrition information

Makes 12 servings.

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Nutrition information (per serving)

Calories: 120
Sodium: 20mg
Sugars: 11g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrate: 17g

Source: Cleveland Clinic Wellness team

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