Nut and Fruit Chews

2
Total Time
14 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
4 min
Serves
40
Difficulty
Easy
Toss a few of these into your bag for a midday pick-me up. Or enjoy them for a protein- and fiber-rich breakfast instead of packaged granola bars.

Ingredients

almonds

2 cup(s), sliced, blanched, roughly chopped

vanilla extract

1 Tbsp

honey

1 Tbsp

dried apricot halves

½ cup(s), roughly chopped

raisins

¼ cup(s), golden-variety

puffed rice cereal

1 cup(s)

semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 oz, melted

Instructions

  1. In a food process fitted with a steel blade, add the almonds, vanilla and honey. Process the almond mixture until almost smooth, and then add the apricots. Continue processing until the mixture has become a paste.
  2. Transfer the almond mixture to a work bowl, and stir in the raisins and puffed rice.
  3. Spread the almond mixture onto half a piece of wax paper or parchment paper that is 12-inches by 18-inches. Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the almond mixture.
  4. Using the edge of the paper, roll the almond mixture in a cylindrical shape making sure it is tightly packed together. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.
  5. Slice the log into forty 1/2-inch pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Notes

Coat your knife with cooking spray before chopping the apricots to prevent them from sticking to the blade.

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