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Chocolate-Apricot Nut Bars


Making your own bars is surprisingly easy; this version requires less than 10 minutes of prep. Experiment with your favorite dried fruits and nuts.

  • Yield: Makes 6

Source: Whole Living, April 2012


  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 ounce dark chocolate, melted


  1. Pulse apricots, almonds, 1 tablespoon coconut, and a pinch of salt in a food processor until finely ground.

  2. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment, leaving an inch overhang on all sides. Transfer mixture to pan and press firmly to form a rectangle.

  3. Use parchment overhang to remove from pan. Drizzle mixture with chocolate and sprinkle with remaining coconut.

  4. Transfer to refrigerator and leave until firm, about 15 minutes. Slice into six bars.

Cook's Notes

For snacking on the run, wrap bars individually in parchment. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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  • paytonse0346
    25 MAR, 2013
    I made a double batch of these to bring to work and they were excellent. I did not have any issues with them falling apart. Mine stayed together great and maintained their shape. I used dried, unsweetened apricots and unsweetened shaved coconut. Instead of drizzling the chocolate I smeared a very thin layer over the bars. I used the exact amount of chocolate the recipe calls for, but I think creating a very thin layer of chocolate helped them stay together.
  • JennGee
    16 SEP, 2012
    We eat a lot of bars so I'm curious to try this recipe, but I wish there was nutritional information so I could compare to our store-bought...
  • Msarchitect
    1 AUG, 2012
    After reading your comments about them falling apart; I added pitted dates to mine as well as some agave and those both definitely helped them stay together!
  • TalitaMarie
    16 JUL, 2012
    I just made an alternate version for this muesli bar. You're right that this recipe lacks 'binding' ingredients to hold it all together. Honey and water simmered together in a pan is a good combination to hold it together. I added a tsp of butter to mine to caramelise it more as well as a tbsp peanut butter (because my partner wanted peanut butter to bulk up...not so great though, if you are trying to lose weight. Peanut butter is very fatty...albeit good fat)
  • brazzrunner
    11 JUN, 2012
    Just tried to cut mine as well and they just crumbled. Going to keep all the pieces and eat it from there, but would love to know what I did wrong as this was a great, easy recipe to follow. I did use Cranberries (Craisins) and Walnuts instead - super yummy, but not in bar form for sure...
  • JAWhitney
    10 MAY, 2012
    These bars taste great but crumbled when I tried to cut them. Anyone else have this problem? It feels like something is missing to hold it together.