Berry Energy Bars made with Truvia calorie-free sweetener

These berry bars are a great source of energy for that moment where you need a kick-start. Made with dried fruit and oats you are ensured slow-release energy throughout the day. Made with Truvia calorie-free sweetener.

Serving size




  • 1 large apple

  • 2 tsp Truvia

  • 150g light butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 150g ready-to-eat, dried soft, stoned dates

  • 3 tbsp orange or apple juice

  • 30g mixed nuts, roughly chopped

  • 150g dried fruits, such as cherries, blueberries or cranberries

  • 150g porridge oats

  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5.

  • 2.

    Grease and line a shallow 17.5cm-square tin with baking paper.

  • 3.

    Peel, core and slice the apple and toss with the Truvia®. Place in a medium pan with 2 tsp water. Cover the pan and put it on the hob over a medium heat. Simmer for 4 minutes, stir and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until the apple is beginning to become fluffy (you could also do this in the microwave). Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Put the dates and juice in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Add the stewed apple and whiz for a further 5 seconds.

  • 5.

    Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat. Add the date purée and all the other ingredients. Stir well, then press into the tin, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and press with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just golden.

  • 6.

    Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Cut into slices in the tin. Cool completely before turning out and cutting into slices.