These are a tasty way to use up some apples. Try it out with crab apples or eating apples – any kind works well! This is a great option for anyone with allergies or intolerances and can’t eat normal granola bars (psssst… if you have nut allergies, just substitute the nuts with seeds!).

healthy raw recipe
It doesn’t look like much, but it sure tastes good!

They’re also a much healthier snack for kids to enjoy in their lunchbox, now that it’s back to school.

Ingredients

– 2 apples, cored and chopped

– 1/2 cup each sunflower seeds, walnuts and raisins (or any other combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit)

Directions

1) Place apples in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Leave the peel on for extra nutrients!

2) Add all other ingredients and continue to pulse until well-mixed and fairly smooth.

3) Form mixture into about 12 bars and arrange on the tray of a dehydrator.

4) Dehydrate for about 15 hours, flipping partway through.

Variation: you can also make these in the oven; just keep your eye on them so they don’t burn! Temperatures will vary based on the oven, but aim for a lower temperature.

What are your favourite ingredients to add to energy bars?

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