Walnut Energy Bars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
3 cups California Walnuts, divided
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried Mediterranean apricots
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoons cherry extract
Preheat oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside 1 cup walnuts. Place remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is sticky and holds together. Add remaining walnuts and pulse on and off to chop. Press into a 7X10-inch rectangle and cut into 20 equal pieces. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to an airtight container.
Add 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut. Reduce cherry extract to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon coconut extract.
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