Spiced fruit and nut bars recipe


A super simple recipe for a nutritious energy bar that can be stored in the fridge for months.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Serves: 16 people

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C. Roast the nuts on a tray for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the warm nuts, dried fruit, and dates in a food processor by pulsing the ingredients a couple of times then scraping down the sides of bowl and pulsing again.
  3. Then process continuously until a ball is formed, 1 to 2 minutes until the ingredients clump together and gather into a ball.
  4. Turn out onto a large square of greaseproof paper press into a thick square, roughly 20 x 20cm in size. Wrap the dough in a greaseproof and chill in fridge for at least an hour
  5. Unwrap the chilled dough and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 16 small squares wrap each bar in wax paper.
  6. Store the bars in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 Tip: The dough can also be shaped into small energy balls. Refrigerate until firm, then wrap in plastic for longer storage.

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