APRICOT BARS

Today was awesome, literally, winter isn't too bad in Sydney.  It was 20 degrees (celsius, which is like 70 farenheit).  My flatmate and I went down to a cafe for brunch and then took a stroll to the beach.  I'm anxiously awaiting summer though, I can't wait to be sunbaking again!  Then we came home, put on the Olympics, and I tried out some new recipes.  These apricot bars were a recipe from Elana's Pantry that I pinned a while back and have been meaning to try.  They turned out delicious!  Although I don't expect much less from Elana, she's like my idol.  Here's the recipe, they're great to cut up into squares, wrap in plastic and toss in the fridge for snacks on the run.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a food processor blend the dried apricots and walnuts until they reach a grainy and crumbly consistency
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla and salt and blend again until everything is well combined and smushed together
  4. Toss in the chocolate chips and fold them in with a spoon
  5. Spread the mixture out onto a parchment lined baking sheet
  6. Bake for 25 minutes
  7. Cut into squares and serve or wrap up individually and refrigerate to eat later

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Number of Servings: 12 bars