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No-bake apricot, almond and coconut chews

Recipe for no bake apricot almond coconut energy bites on eatlivetravelwrite.comI told you last week that I’m on a no-bake kick, right? Remember those no-bake oatmeal chocolate chip energy bites? Or those no-bake date and chocolate energy bites? Well I’m back with another super easy recipe that was inspired by a favourite childhood snack. Apricot Delight is something I used to buy at the health food store – have to laugh because when you look at the ingredients, it’s basically dried apricots and sugar (liquid glucose), so definitely NOT healthy but definitely delicious. There was another version that I remember but I can’t find evidence of online anywhere that had coconut and was, I’m sure, equally NOT health food!

This version is a bit healthier since it contains some protein (almonds and almond butter) and no sugar, just Endurance Tap or maple syrup. Use the freshest, softest dried apricots you can so it comes together a bit easier in the food processor (otherwise you might have to add some water). These tasted exactly like I wanted them to  and are the perfect pre or post-workout/ run snack.

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No-bake apricot, almond and coconut chews

Easy no bake apricot almond coconut energy bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Easy no-bake snacks that taste great!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g (1 cup) whole almonds (I used skin-on but you could use blanched)
  • 185g (approx 30) soft, dry apricots
  • 50g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1 x 38g pouch of Endurance Tap

Instructions

    1. Line an 8-inch square brownie pan with plastic wrap.
    2. Place almonds and apricots in the bowl of a food processor and process until the nuts are roughly chopped (approx. 20 seconds).
    3. Add the coconut and process a further 30-45 seconds until the mixture starts to resemble a paste. You may have to scrape down the bowl of the food processor with a rubber spatula from time to time.
    4. Add the almond butter and maple syrup or Endurance Tap and process until the liquid is thoroughly incorporated (approx. 20-30 seconds).
    5. Continue to pulse until the mixture starts to clump up against the side of the bowl. Again, you might need to use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides to make sure everything is being processed evenly.
    6. Tip the mixture into the prepared brownie pan
      and use your fingers to press it into the pan tightly and evenly. You might like to use the back of a large plastic spatula to press the mixture on top so it's even.
    7. Cover with the overhanging plastic and refrigerate for 60 minutes.
    8. Remove from the pan and plastic and cut into squares.
    9. Store in airtight containers in the fridge.

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These are a great thing to make a big batch of on the weekend and have in the fridge for “grab and go” breakfasts or fuel for your workouts. I like that they’re not super sweet and, of course I love how easy they are to make!

Recipe for no bake apricot almond coconut energy bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

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2 Responses to No-bake apricot, almond and coconut chews

  1. Norah Ohrt February 18, 2020 at 06:25 #

    I live in Spain and Almond Butter is impossible to buy what can I use instead?

    • Mardi Michels February 18, 2020 at 06:32 #

      Hi Norah,
      You should be able to get almond butter on Amazon.es 🙂

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