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Apricot Chia Bars

No bake apricot chia bars make a simple and healthy snack that can be made in minutes! These vegan energy bars are nut free, packed full of healthy ingredients and free from refined sugars, perfect for both kids and adults. Store them in the freezer for convenient school lunchboxes and healthy snacking, any time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 10
Calories: 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup or other sweetener of choice

Optional

  • extra coconut for coating

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients together in a food processor.
  • Blend on high speed until all of the ingredients are mostly blended and come together. This may take a couple of minutes. You may need to scrape the sides to completely combine all of the ingredients.
  • Press the mixture into a lined 20cm slice tin or dish.
  • Place into the fridge or freezer to set before slicing into individual bars. These apricot and chia energy bars can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days, or frozen for up to three months.

Notes

Medjool dates are a rich, plump dried date enjoyed for their natural sweetness. They are larger and juicier than regular dried dates and help the bars hold together. They can be found in most supermarkets and health stores.
 
1 tablespoon of brown rice syrup is used for sweetness, but also to help bind the ingredients together. Brown rice syrup can be replaced with maple syrup or any preferred sweetener of choice.
Store these healthy bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. They can be individually wrapped in paper or separated by a layer of baking paper to prevent sticking.
To thaw, simply let them sit at room temperature for ten minutes. They can be placed straight from the freezer into lunchboxes and be thawed by snack time!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg