Almond Apricot Bars
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Keywords: snack gluten-free vegan almond
Ingredients (Yields: 12 Bars)
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds (or whole if you can’t get slivered)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Spread coconut and slivered almonds on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If using whole almonds, chop into smaller chunks.
3. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until coconut and almonds have browned.
4. Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with plastic wrap.
5.Add apricots, dates, almond butter and almonds to food processor. Process until ingredients come together and form a ball.
6. Remove ball from processor and place in a bowl. Add in toasted coconut and almonds.
7.Using hands bring all ingredients together.
8. Flatten mixture into baking dish using hands or a small rolling pin.
9. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
10. Grab plastic wrap and remove bars from the dish, cut into 12 bars.
12. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks or in freezer.
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Alexis @ HummusapienMay 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm
Ummmm i live my life hangry. I want to slam the whole batch of these bad boys! The turkish apricots from TJ’s are so freaking juicy….I die. You know I’ll make these and send ya a pic!!
LauraMay 29, 2013 at 3:44 am
I am featuring these oh so fabulous bars (I adore apricot!) on AFW this week 🙂
Cindy GordonMay 23, 2013 at 1:28 am
Oh the perfect little snack! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you are bringing to the party this week! We have another GREAT giveaway!
Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm
Thanks Cindy! I’ve found so many delicious recipes through your twitter! I’ll be linking up tomorrow with a great new recipe. Thanks for hosting us!
Heather @Gluten-Free CatMay 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm
Ooooh, Davida, these look spectacular! I’m wondering if they could be made raw and just freeze them. Is the dough really gooey?
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm
You could definitely make these raw! I prefer the toastiness of the nuts and coconut but just mix them in without baking them if you want to keep it raw. The dough isn’t too gooey. It tends to stick together in a big ball so just use your hands to spread it out in a baking dish.
moicontrelavie.comMay 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm
These look delicious – I love creating tasty new snacks so this is a great option for me. Can’t wait to try them!
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm
Let me know how it goes! Many more snack bars in my recipe arsenal that should be poppin up on the blog in the next few weeks. Stay tuned 🙂
Frantzo BrinvilMay 7, 2013 at 6:37 am
I have just started eating snack bars to keep me motivated while studying. These look like they can be helpful to me..lol
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm
Sometimes I feel like I have to me eating to get any studying done 😉 I hope they are helpful to you! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
erinstirrMay 7, 2013 at 1:47 am
I love dried apricots! These bars look so delicious and easy to make. They would be a great addition to 5-Ingredient Mondays (http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/05/05/5-ingredient-mondays-sugar-free-cherry-citrus-popsicles-vegan-gluten-free/), if you’re interested 🙂
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm
Thanks! I will definitely be sure to link up next week!
ejelassiMay 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm
These bars look amazing! I love apricots…and with coconut – yummy! I go through a few stages (shaky; brain fog) before I get to hangry, but yeah, I’m not pleasant once I am. I always have snacks with me!
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm
I totally get the shakes and brain fog too! It’s like the only thing I can think about is getting some food into me asap. Better to avoid this and always carry a snack around. Glad to hear i’m not alone!
quincy LeahMay 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm
I love apricots! These are so much better than Quaker bars (;
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Thank you! Once I started making my own bars I found it hard to go back to some of the other ones out there on the market. Not to mention the high-fructose corn syrup…
Em KathrynMay 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm
Those bars look awesome!!! Oh my goodness I am so the type that needs to have snacks with me always. I get hangry for sure. When I’m overly hungry I get all emotional haha… therefore I love snacks! 🙂
Davida @TheHealthyMavenMay 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Thanks Em! I have to have snacks on me at all times. I become a not so nice version of me if i’m hungry!