Trail Mix Energy Bars

By Judita Wignall 

Author of Raw & Simple Detox


Makes 12 servings 

Soak time: 30 minutes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Drying time: 12 hours

Kids love these sticky, chunky bars. Great for athletes or for when you’re on the go.


2/3 cup (87 g) dried apricots, soaked 30 minutes

3/4 (109 g) cup Medjool dates

2 tablespoons (40 g) thick raw honey

1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup (181 g) almonds, soaked 8-12 hours and dehydrated

3/4 cup (60 g) shredded coconut

3/4 cup (60 g) rolled oats

3/4 cup (90 g) dried cranberries

1/3 cup (47 g) pumpkin seeds, soaked 4-6 hours and dehydrated

1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place apricots, dates, honey , and vanilla in a food processor and blend until it becomes a paste. Use a spatula to scrape down sides as needed.

  2. Add the almonds, coconut, oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and salt and pulse several times until incorporated. Depending on the size of your food processor, you might have to do this in two batches. Don’t over process. It’s nice to see large pieces of fruit and nuts.

  3. Press the mixture firmly into an 8 x 8 baking pan lined with parchment paper.

  4. Put pan in dehydrator and dry at 110 degrees for 6 hours.

  5. Flip onto a mesh dehydrator tray and dry for another 6 hours.

  6. Cut into desired size pieces.

Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the energy bars will keep for 2 weeks.

From Going Raw: Everything You Need To Start Your Own Raw Food Diet & Lifestyle Revolution At Home by Judita Wignall

Copyright 2011 Quarry Books

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