• 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 12)
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large food processor bowl, combine oats, dates, walnuts, cherries, cocoa powder and salt. Process for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture resembles a crumbly dough.
  2. Turn mixture onto wax paper and shape evenly into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
  3. Chill at least 1 hour and cut into 9 bars. Bars do not need to be stored in the refrigerator.