Coconut & Apricot Nut bars

nutbarsindiv These nutty bars make a fantastic post work-out snack. They are a great addition to any lunchbox and they are super easy to make! 

The trick in making these bars is to make sure that the honey mixture is mixed in well (ie. it coats all of the ingredients evenly), and that you firmly press down the nut mixture into the tray.

 

Of course, you need to be patient! These bars smell absolutely divine when you remove them from the oven.. but if you start nibbling at them, they will fall apart. You need to let the baking tray cool down and to refrigerate the cooked nut mixture for at least 5 hours. This will allow the bars to set (ie. harden) and you will be able to cut it into even bar size pieces easily. Enjoy x M

 

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Coconut & Apricot Nut bars
 
These nutty bars are packed full of protein and make a great post work out snack
Paleo Princess:
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¾ cup raw macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (or raw cashews)
  • 3 Tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup dried apricots, diced into small pieces
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut (or coconut flakes)
  • 3 Tablespoons LSA mix (Linseed, Sunflower & Almond meal)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Place almonds in a small bowl, cover with water and leave overnight.
  2. Continue with the next step, the next day.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees celcius.
  4. Line a brownie tray with baking paper (be sure to leave baking paper hanging over the sides as well to ensure it is fully lined)
  5. Drain the almonds and roughly chop them.
  6. Roughly chop the macadamia nuts (or cashews)
  7. Place chopped almonds in a large bowl together with macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, ground cinnamon, coconut and dried apricots.
  8. Place honey and coconut oil in a mug and mix until combined
  9. Pour honey mixture over the nuts and stir until well combined.
  10. Place the nut mixture into the brownie tray and press down firmly until evenly spread across the tray.
  11. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the bench.
  13. Once cooled, place in the fridge to allow to set (leave at least 5 hours).
  14. Once set, you can slowly lift the baked nut mixture from the tray and slice with a sharp knife into bars.
  15. Place the bars into an airtight container and store in the fridge (tip – place baking paper between the layers of bars to stop them from sticking together).