FRUIT & NUT BARS

 PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 45 mins | TOTAL TIME: 1hour
 

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

 

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup soft dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter if you prefer
  • 1 bar of Pure Heavenly fruit and nut bar (85g)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

 

Steps

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat, and toast the oats for about 3-4 minutes, or just until the oats start to look toasty. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a food processor, combine the dates and peanut butter. Process the mixture until the dates are smooth. 
  3. Place the toasted oats and dried into a bowl and then add the date and peanut butter mixture, combine into the dough.
  4. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl, and add the cherries, cranberries and apricots. Chop chocolate into desired pieces  Stir with a spatula, or mix with your hands.
  5. If the mixture is too moist, add additional oats. If is it too dry, add a few drops of water. The dough should be sticky, but stiff enough to roll out.
  6. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper and roll or shape it into a long rectangle.
  7. Set in the fridge and then chop into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

 

 

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