With just five ingredients, you’ll be able to whip these tasty walnut energy bars up in a matter of minutes! Perfect to enjoy when afternoon hunger strikes, the combination of the zingy cranberries and decadent cocoa will have you making these again and again.

INGREDIENTS – Makes 16 bars

100 g California walnuts + 16 walnut halves for decorating

200 g medjool dates

150 g dried cranberries

3 tbsp cocoa powder

1 heaped tsp beetroot powder


Place 100g of the California walnuts into a food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Add the dates, cranberries and cocoa powder and process until the mixture is smooth and forms together into one lump.

Tip the mixture onto a small square lined baking tray and flatten with the back of a metal spoon into a smooth, even layer. Place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Once chilled, dust the top with the beetroot powder, cut into 16 bars and top each with a walnut half. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe by California Walnuts