Crisp and chewy in texture, these no-bake fruit bars are healthy, wholesome & are packed with fruits & flavour! Eat them as a snack, before or after your workouts, and as breakfast on the go! Making homemade fruit bars is easy, fun, versatile and a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.
Prep Time: 20-30 mins
1 cup Almonds
1 cup Dates (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries (or any other dried fruit you can find. Apricots are a nice substitute)
1/4 cup Crystallized Ginger (if you can’t find it, better to leave it out as natural ginger will have too strong a taste)
1 cup Dried, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (desiccated coconut will also work)\
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Zest of 1 Orange
2 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
1 tbsp. Chia Seeds (or Subja Seeds)
Add the almonds to a food processor and grind finely.
Add the dates and other dried fruit & grind again.
Finally, add all other ingredients and blend until everything is ground to small pieces. (If the mixture does not stick together, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of water)
Grease a pan & press the mixture in. (coconut oil is good for greasing)
Place it in the refrigerator for a few hours (2-3 hours)
When set, take out & cut into sizes of choice. Try not to eat it all at once!