This slice is so quick and easy to make and lasts about a millisecond in our house.
It’s got the perfect amount of sweetness and the texture is just divine. This is a great snack to have when you’re on the go or need something in your handbag to appease the kids when you’re out and about.
Dried apricots are packed with nutrients. They’re super high in vitamin A, with a half cup serving providing 47 per cent of an adults recommended daily intake. Vitamin A is great for cell growth, immune system function and eye health. Apricots are also a great source of fibre, iron and potassium.
Cranberries are one of the most potent sources of antioxidants in the fruit and vegetable family, second only to blueberries. But just be sure to get cranberries without any added sugar as most of the supermarket brand ones contain sneaky sugar. Most health food stores or local fruit and vegetable markets should have whole dried cranberries sans sugar.
This slice does have almond meal in it so if you or your child is allergic or you haven’t ventured out with nuts yet you can always replace the almond meal with the same amount of desiccated coconut.
Almonds have a myriad of health benefits. They’re high in vitamin E, they help to build strong bones and teeth and they alkalise the body. Here’s a weird little fact – almonds are actually in the stone fruit family along with plums, cherries and peaches.
* 3 cups of dried apricots
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries (no added sugar)
* 1/2 cup almond meal
* 3 & 1/4 cups desiccated coconut
* 1 tablespoon water
1. Line the bottom of a slice tin with a piece of grease-proof baking paper.
2. Place apricots, cranberries, almond meal, water and 3 cups of coconut into a food processor and blend for around 5 minutes or until a smooth soft mixture forms.
3. Remove mixture from the food processor and press firmly into the prepared slice tin.
4. Sprinkle remaining coconut on top of the mixture.
5. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for an hour.
6. Remove from fridge and slice into pieces.
* You can also roll the mixture into balls and coat in coconut if you prefer.
* I keep this slice in the fridge, however it can also be stored in the pantry.
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