Staying away from sugar during the holidays can be a huge challenge! These tasty apricot bars help me get through the holidays without feeling deprived. With only 4 ingredients, they are quick and easy to make in a food processor. These bars keep in the freezer for 1 month. They thaw quickly so I can remove a few from the freezer when I’m craving a sweet treat.
“Life Changing Foods” by Anthony William describes the healing power of over 50 fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Apricots make the list as a powerful healing food. He states that they are a food for rejuvenation being high in amino acids and minerals. If you are running low on energy, apricots will shift your energy in a positive way. Apricots maintain their nutritional value when dried which is why I love these bars made from sulfur-free dried apricots.
This recipe adds dates, almonds and coconut to the dried apricots. Eating this delicious nutritious whole food makes it easier for me to pass on processed refined foods that don’t support my body. These bars are tasty enough to serve as a holiday treat, but I enjoy them most as a satisfying snack.
Ingredients1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup dates, pitted
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup coconut
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and press the mixture into a large, flat rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
- Chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
- Store the bars in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.