Making these chocolate apricot nut bars is surprising simple. This recipe for nut bars contains just a few unrefined, natural ingredients and they’re ready in under 10 minutes which make them perfect to whip up for a lunch box snack.
These bars are a good source of fibre, and also contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C and iron.
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons of mixed seeds (I used pumpkin, sunflower and chia)
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips, melted
Soak the apricots in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain well. Place the apricots, almonds and seeds into a blender and pulse until finely ground.
Line a loaf tin with baking paper, leaving a few centimetres of overhang on each side. Press the mixture in firmly with a spoon. Put a layer of baking paper on top and press down as hard as possible to compact the mixture. This is key in making the bars stay together.
Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from tin and cut into 6 long fingers, and then in half again if you like.