Apricot & Cashew Energy Bars Recipe

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These delicious bars are filled with wonderful healthy ingredients including apricots, cashews, hemp seed, unsweetened coconut, and oats; a great snack to send the kids to school with or take to work. Most packaged granola bars or snack bars are stuffed with artificial flavors, colors, added sugars, so these are a great alternative, and super easy to make!

Serves: 8

1 cup/5.3 ounces/151g dried apricots

½ cup/2 ounces/56g raw cashews
¾ cup/2 ounces/57g shredded unsweetened coconut
⅓ cup/1 ounce/27g rolled oats
2 tablespoons/30ml agave syrup
1 tablespoon.15ml coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons/30ml hemp seeds
¼ teaspoon/1ml sea salt

Line and 8 inch/20cm baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, and set aside. Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in a separate bowl. Pulse apricots in food processor until finely chopped. Add all other ingredients to the apricot mixture and process until well combined. Add the chopped cashews to the mixture and pulse until combined. Firmly press the apricot mixture into the baking pan, using the flat surface of a measuring cup to create a flat even layer. Place pan in the freezer for one hour, then remove and cut into 8 rectangle bars (or more or less, depending on desired size). Place in an airtight container and store for up to one month in the fridge.

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