These paleo and vegan apricot energy bars filled with nutty seeds and chewy apricots make the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Whether I’ve been out all day and didn’t have time for a proper meal, or just need something mid-afternoon to get me through to dinner, a portable snack comes in handy. That’s why I often make a batch of these apricot seed bars on the weekend for the week ahead.
Super quick to throw together, these no-bake bars are a no-fuss kind of treat. Since the bars keep well in an air-tight container they make a good on-the-go breakfast or anytime snack that you can grab and take with you in your bag. They’ve sustained me through numerous car trips, plane rides and just everyday busyness.
With a chewy but firm texture and mild sweet nuttiness they satisfy that sweet craving while still providing sustained energy.
So simple to make, you just heat everything together, then press the mixture into a tray to set up. The only catch is that you need to give it at least a good hour in the fridge to set before you slice into them, other than that we’re really talking minutes of prep time.
What’s in Apricot Energy Bars?
A mix of chia, sesame, hemp and sunflower seeds are at the base of these seeds bars and provide a good dose of healthy fat, fiber and protein to keep you full. Apricots and dried mulberries add a hint of sweetness and chewiness to balance all out. Low glycemic coconut nectar provides additional chew and stickiness that binds everything together without wrecking blood sugar.
Paired with a cup of tea or coffee, these bars really hit the spot and keep hunger at bay.
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