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Coconut almond power bars recipe

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I just spent two days mountain biking in Taupo and ate these almond power bars for energy. They also make a terrific schoolbox snack for the kids!

Makes 20

  • 2½ cups cooking oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 100g good quality dark
  • cooking chocolate
  • ½ cup raw honey
  1. Preheat oven to 160oC and line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking paper. Mix the first six ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Place almond butter, chocolate and honey in a heavy-based pot over a low heat. Stir until melted. Pour over the dry mix and work quickly to combine. Press into tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool (finishing in the fridge) before cutting into bars.

 Take a look at this tasty Van de Reuben sandwich recipe here.

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