These fruit and nut bars are just like Larabars. Full of dried fruit, seeds and nuts.
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: gluten-free, snack bar
Author: Trish | The In Fine Balance Food Blog
2cupsalmondsraw, skin on
½cupdried plums or prunes
1cupunsweetened coconutshredded, unsweetened, coconut (fine, medium or large flake is fine)
juice from one lemon
zest from one lemon
In a food processor, pulse almonds into a fine powder.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well blended and it starts to come together. Your food processor may want to wobble across the counter while it does this. Use the pulse function to avoid overheating the motor.
Line a square baking dish with wax or parchment paper. Leave the paper to hang over at least 2 sides so you can use it pull the bars out later. Press the mixture evenly into the pan. Use your fingers, I find it helps to dampen them slightly with water or use the back of a small measuring cup to help press the mixture firmly into the dish. Chill in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
Remove from the baking dish and cut into squares. Store the fridge for about 1 week or keep in the freezer for several months.
Feel free to mix up the flavours here and use your favourite combination of dried fruits.