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Flaxseed Apricot Bars

Take just 7 ingredients and 5 minutes, and you’ve got yourself one tasty, sweet, high-fiber, and high-energy Apricot Bar snack.  These homemade flaxseed and apricot energy bars use nothing but real ingredients and are super tasty!  No baking involved!

Categories Clean Eating, Energy, gluten free, No Refined Sugar, Quick Snack, Raw, Vegan
Difficulty Easy
Keyword flax bar, flax seed bars, flax seed bars recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 14 bars
Calories 178 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add the raw almonds to the food processor and process until they’re crumbly, but not fully obliterated.

  2. Add in the dried apricots, dates, unsweetened shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, fresh lemon zest, and the cinnamon.
  3. Process everything together now until it forms a ball or sticks to itself and is fully combined. You may need to press it down a few times using a spatula to get everything even incorporated.
  4. To press the mixture into the bars, use a small, shallow baking dish and line it with parchment paper, then place the processed mixture into the baking dish.
  5. TIP: I use a second sheet of parchment paper to push down the mixture evenly into the dish so it doesn’t stick to my hands.
  6. Using your hands, evenly press into the dish, taking care to keep everything as fully packed and level as possible, since the bars will be cut from this mold.
  7. Place the mold into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes to allow the bars to harden.
  8. Once more solidified, lay the mold out on a cutting board and slice once in half lengthwise, and then again to create the individual bars - you should have about 12-14 bars.
  9. I keep these stored in the fridge, separated by parchment paper to keep them from sticking. They’ll last over a week in an airtight container.

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Recipe Notes

TIP: The amount of moisture in the dried fruits will have a large effect on how well the mixture holds together.  If you find it not sticking together well, you can add a little coconut oil or soak your dates ahead of time to ensure they are full of moisture.  

Nutrition Facts
Flaxseed Apricot Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 502IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.