In a food processor, chop the nuts into fine pieces.
Remove and put in bowl.
In the food processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any combination of the two that equals ½ cup total) until they become the consistency of playdough. It will start to clump together when it is done.
Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and mix them by hand.
Roll the mixture between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
Cut into bars. Or make it really easy and just roll into energy balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack size ziploc bags (or glass containers if you aren't giving to kids) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
You can swap out the almonds for another type of nuts if you prefer (or seeds if you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a different dried fruit.