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Apricot Cherry Snack Bars // One Lovely Life

Apricot Cherry Snack Bars


Description

If you’re on Whole30 or avoiding sugar, feel free to skip the chocolate chips. I mostly included them because my kids are more likely to try anything with chocolate chips. Also, look for unsweetened cherries (Bing cherries are most likely to be unsweetened).


Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup dates, pits removed
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup unsalted (raw or dry roasted) pumpkin seeds (sometimes labeled pepitas)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place everything except chocolate chips (if using) in a food processor. Pulse or blend until the mixture comes together. This will probably take a few minutes–the mixture might look sandy or dry at first, but keep going. It will all eventually lump together πŸ™‚
  2. Add chocolate chips (if desired) and pulse a few times to combine.
  3. Use your hands to pat the mixture out into an 8×8″ baking dish lined with parchment paper. Depending on how thick you like your bars, this may not fill the whole baking dish. I like mine on the thicker side, so I didn’t quite fill the whole dish.
  4. Store covered in the refrigerator and slice into 12 bars or 16 squares as desired.