Apricot Honey Larabars

Chewy, naturally sweetened apricot honey larabars are much tastier and healthier than store-bought and are a yummy treat to serve the kids at snack time!
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If you like dried apricots you’ll love these apricot honey larabars!  They are naturally sweetened with raw honey and packed with fiber. The oats give a chewy consistency to the bars and the sunflower seeds and walnuts add a crunchy texture.  You can use regular oats or gluten-free or pack on the protein and substitute the oats with leftover cooked quinoa (which I did the second time I made these).

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I’m sure I don’t need to reiterate how easy these are to make and of course the fact that they are delicious!  I make these (among many other energy bar recipes!) often so that we always have a quick on-the-go treat for the family.

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(Makes about 6 2 x 3 inch bars)
1 cup (packed) dried apricots
1 1/4 cup walnuts, unsalted
1 tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil, unmelted
1/4 cup organic raw honey (if crystallized melt for 20-30 seconds in the microwave)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup gluten-free oats (or cooked quinoa)
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
zest of 1/2 orange or lemon zest
1/8 tsp. salt
*Note: It is recommended that children under 1 year do not consume honey. If choosing to make these for younger children you can substitute the honey with 2-4 tablespoons (depends on desired consistency) of applesauce.

Place all ingredients into a large food processor and blend until well combined. (Remember to check for large pieces of nuts or apricots!)

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These should be a little stickier than the previously posted energy bars but should still come together easily to form bars.

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If they are too soft for your liking simply add more nuts to give a crunchier texture or add more oats if they are too moist.

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Flatten into a biscotti pan or pan of choice. (I usually make my bars about 1 1/2 inches thick.)

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Place in the fridge to harden for at least 2-3 hours.

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If doubling the recipe keep some in the fridge and store some in the freezer for a later date.  I actually love eating these right from the freezer with a warm cup of chai tea ;-)

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Apricot Honey Larabars written by Lisa Codina average rating 5/5 - 2 user ratings
  • Lifewithlampnsofa

    Found this through thekitchn- looks delish! I’m always looking for new GF treats. You may like this recipe I just made– http://lifewithlampnsofa.com/2013/04/13/strawberry-chocolate-icebox-nibbles-gf-vegan-10-mins-to-make/

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.corda.37 Lisa Corda

    I recognized the name…love that website! Thanks for visiting and hope you stop by again! I’m checking out the link now…;-)

  • Monica

    These look so yummy! And I love that they are sweetened with honey. I always love seeing what you are cooking up!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.corda.37 Lisa Corda

      Thanks Monica…you HAVE to try one of these energy bar recipes! They are seriously SO easy and delicious!