Apricot Muesli Bars

This is such a simple recipe! These yummy muesli bars are such a great addition to any child’s ‘packet free’ school lunch box.

Unlike store bought muesli muesli bars, they are free from: wheat, sugar, hydrogenated oils, preservatives or anything artificial to be precise.

Getting into the kitchen and cooking your own food is one of the best things you can do for your family’s health and it’s such a privilege too. Happy cooking!!

Apricot Muesli Bars

Course: Snack
Keyword: healthy snacks, lunch box idea, muelsi bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: nourishingme
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Equipment

  • oven
  • Saucepan
  • 18cm x 27cm baking tray

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs grass fed butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 pitted, organic medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed rice
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped suphur free
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut preservative free
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or essence
  • Pinch sea/rock salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees C
  • Melt butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat
  • In a blender or thermomix, blend the dates until they resemble a smoothe paste.
  • Mix dates, melted butter and honey together in a small bowl.
  • Place all remaining dry ingredients & chopped apricots into another bowl.
  • Then add date mix and mix until sticky and all combined.
  • To a lined baking tray (approximately 18cm x 27cm), pour in mixture, spread evenly and press firmly down with the back of a spoon or your palm of your hand.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and then place into the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and slice with a large sharp knife into muesli bar sized rows.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for long term storage.
  • Add to your child's snack box. Add a cooler pack on hot days to prevent them from breaking apart.

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