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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.0
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 199.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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MY 'KIND' OF BAR

Submitted by: GUEST_CHEF
MY 'KIND' OF BAR

Introduction

A makeover of a favorite nutrition bar! A makeover of a favorite nutrition bar!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons flaxseeds (or approximately 3 tablespoons ground)
    1/2 cup maple syrup, agave, honey or a combination thereof
    1 teaspoon salt

    1 cup roasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped
    1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
    1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

My mom called me at the crack of dawn one morning, which means that either somebody has died or she sat on her cell phone on the way to work. “What is it?” I asked, bypassing any formalities. Her tone immediately put me at ease (and simultaneously annoyed me for the unnecessary heart palpitations I was experiencing), as she asked, “Do you think you could make over my favorite nutrition bar?” Only she didn’t say “favorite nutrition bar.” But I bet if you make these, you’ll know exactly what kind of bar she’s talking about. Or you can call me and ask. Just wait until after 9:00 a.m.
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grind flaxseeds and combine in a small bowl with syrup, agave or honey and salt.
3. Coarsely chop almonds and apricots and add them to a large bowl along with coconut. Pour in flax mixture and toss until evenly coated.
4. Spread batter into an 8 x 8-inch pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until bars are slightly browned and edges are crisp. Let pan cool only slightly before cutting into bars. If they are too warm, they will not stay together (though you can press them back together), but if they are too cool, you’ll have to chisel them out.




Serving Size 12 bars






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recipe but do it Raw, no baking, no roasted almond using Raw almonds. - 10/17/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd use walnuts or cashews and add raisins.. - 10/17/11

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  • I think they would be good with 3/4 cup of almonds. I added about 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips. - 10/31/13

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  • I love these bars! However, I could not make them stick together. I tried one batch with egg whites to see if it would hold them and it did not. I used dried dates and chocolate pieces instead of the apricots in the second batch. It was great! - 10/28/11

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  • how is the sugar 0 if you use syrup or honey and apricots? - 10/26/11

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  • how do you make these stick together? i made 2 batches. i bakes the first in biscuit molds so i wouldn't need to cut them (it seemed tricky), waited till they were cold to take them out of the molds, and they crumbled like anything... then i made the second batch in a pan, and same thing happened... - 10/21/11

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  • I haven't tried it yet, but rate it high because it has NO CORN anything in it and offers three choices of binder/sweetener so the glycemic index can be adjusted. Thanks so much for sharing and making over your mom's favorite bar. I might be able to start eating bars again! di - 10/21/11

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  • I'd like to try these, but I don't like coconut. Think I will try raisins. Or does anyone else have a better substitution? - 10/17/11

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  • Bars are so expensive. Nice alternative. - 10/17/11

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  • I haven't tried this yet, but it seems simple enough, and should taste great. Just have to buy the apricots, everything else I have on hand. I'll repost after I make them. - 10/17/11

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