Vegetarian Pemmican Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Pemmican was originally prepared by the North American Indians using dried, ground meat mixed with fat and dried fruits. This is a vegetarian version full of fruits, nuts, and fiber for a high energy snack!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop all the fruit, nuts and ground flax seed, and mix together. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the fruit and nut mixture, a little at a time, alternately with honey. Add just enough water(about 1/2 cup) to moisten. Press into a buttered 8" loaf pan.
  2. Bake in a 375*F. oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. When it's cooled, remove from pan, slice into bars.
  3. Bars can be transferred to a freezer container or bag and frozen for up to 3 months. To remove bars easily from the pan, line pan with foil and grease foil with butter. Enjoy!
  4. Makes 16.
Most Helpful

So good & so easy! I pulsed the nuts & fruit a couple times in the food processor then added the rest as directed with a pulse or 2 between each addition. I was worried it would be over processed but it was fine. Next time I will pulse less at the beginning. The only change I made was to use double almonds & leave out the cashews. I think this would be fun reducing the nuts a bit & adding some seeds. You could use any dried fruit that makes you happy. These are so delicious! I'm gonna go have another.... Made for NA/ME Tag :)

Elmotoo April 20, 2013

This was easy to make. I used dried cranberries, golden raisins and chopped mango flavored pineapple. Chopped the nuts in the food processor. Not sure if the 1 tsp flax seeds was a misprint, but that's almost nothing. I put in 1/2 cup and then was worried that it wouldn't be moist enough. The 1/2 cup water was just right. I think next time I would add some cinnamon. It comes out like a chewy granola bar, but much more healthy. I used an 8" square glass baking dish and still got 16 square (but thick) bars.

WI Cheesehead October 19, 2006