No-Bake Nut Bars

Yield: 9 bars

These tasty little bars make for a simple, healthy snack. Substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruit for a variety of combinations.


  • 1 cup raw or roasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Add all ingredients, except honey, to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process into a coarse meal – leave some texture in tact – do not process until smooth.
  2. Add the honey and process just until mixture comes together.
  3. Press mixture into an 8×8 square pan. Refrigerate for about an hour and then cut into bars. (Alternatively, you can shape mixture into individual patty shapes.) Keep refrigerated.

This recipe adapted from The George Mateljan Foundation (

3 Responses to No-Bake Nut Bars

  1. Amy Hunter November 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    11/23/11: I made these bars, and refrigerated for one hour. They never set up. My husband suggested I bake them at 300 degrees for 12 minutes. They set up enough to cut into a bar, albeit barely. The flavour is wonderful and they do give a great deal of energy. Thanks!

    Amy Hunter, Boulder, CO

  2. Amy Converse Hunter June 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Hi, Gave these a second shot and used the full amount of ginger this time. Also, rolled them into a one inch ball, and WOW! these were a huge hit. So easy to make, and so good for you. Just five ingredients that I love. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. chezdesblog June 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Hi Amy – thanks for letting me know. Love the idea of rolling them into balls, which makes them fall into the fruit/nut truffle category of recipes I’ve got stashed away to test. Great idea.

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