Make Healthy Whole-Food Power Bars with Black Walnuts, Figs, Pumpkin Seeds and Honey

Posted January 7, 2016

Even the healthiest New Year’s resolutions can weaken when the post-holiday calendar fills up with the realities of work, school, practices, sports and travel.  The solution: Grab a snack bar.  The problem: Commercial bars can be filled with sugar and artificial ingredients, and not really deliver on protein or nutrition.

Power bars are an immediate and portable way to curb hunger.  When you make your own, you can control exactly what’s in – and what’s not in – your snack.  With nutrient-rich, whole foods like Black Walnuts, power bars can be a tasty way to eat healthy on the go.

American Black Walnuts are a hand-harvested, wild nut that’s grown without harsh chemicals or commercial processing.  They have a rich, bold, earthy taste that traces its roots back to the days when Native Americans and early settlers used them in breads and foods on the trail.

Natural Black Walnuts are gluten-free, a good source of protein (the highest of any tree nut), low in saturated fat, high in unsaturated fat, and contain Omega-3 to help reduce cholesterol.  They also contain antioxidants and selenium for fighting cancer, oleic acid for blood pressure, manganese for healthy bones, along with Vitamin A, iron, and minerals. Hammons Black Walnuts are Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified to be free of genetically modified organisms.

These Black Walnut Power Bars are packed with yummy goodies like dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, figs, flaxseed, honey, vanilla whey protein, ground cloves, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of white chocolate chips.  Just make ahead and store in your refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.  They’re ready to grab and go anytime you need a healthy boost.

Get the recipe for Black Walnut Power Bars.