These are little powerhouses of energy, easy to make and keep for ages in the freezer. I made some of these recently for a post run snack and they filled the gap perfectly.
I have tried very hard over the years to like fresh apricots – and they have to be pretty perfect for me to be tempted. Dried, however, I could eat all day and they blend up really well for energy balls and flapjacks. They also pair well with most nuts – but especially with almonds in my opinion.
I added in some matcha powder for the extra feel good factor – but you could add in the same amount of cocoa powder for a choc version, or just leave out the powder bit.
Apricot & Almond Snack Attacks
- 200g dried apricots
- 100g desiccated coconut
- 200g almonds
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Some water to mix
- 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder or other powder of choice (maca, cocoa, cacao)
- Put everything into a food processor and mix until it holds together – add enough water to ensure it sticks together, but not too much that it looks too wet. The chia seeds help to bind the mixture as it settles.
- Press the mixture into a square dish (a baking tray is good) – around 8x8inch and lined with greaseproof paper. You want the mixture to be about an inch high for a chunky sized square.
- Put in the fridge for around 4 hours to harden up. Then take out and cut into squares. Makes around 10 squares, depends how big or small you like them!
- Store for a few days in the fridge or freeze them – they don’t take long to defrost and I have been know to eat them straight from the freezer.