Fruit bars with coconut recipe

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  • Serves 5
  • 5 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cool
  • 205 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
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Place the cashews and ground ginger or cinnamon in a food processor and blitz until the nuts resemble breadcrumbs.

Add the dried fruits to the food processor and process until the mixture resembles a paste. You may need to add a little water - up to 2tbsp - to get the mixture to combine and form into a ball.

Line the base of a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with nonstick baking paper. Sprinkle 1tbsp of the coconut or sesame seeds over the base of the tin. Spread over the fruit and nut mixture, then sprinkle over the rest of the coconut or sesame seeds.

Cover with cling film and chill for an hour.

Cut into 5 bars to serve. These will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Alternatively, instead of serving in bars you can roll the mixture into balls, cover and chill as above.

*Inspired by Gurpareet B. featured in the Realfood Cookbook

  • Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) unsalted cashews
  • ¼tsp ground ginger or cinnamon
  • 75g (3oz) pitted dried dates, chopped
  • 50g (2oz) dried cranberries
  • 25g (1oz) dried goji berries
  • 2 tbsp dessiccated coconut or sesame seeds, for coating
  • 2tbsp water
  • Energy 860kj 205kcal 10%
  • Fat 11g 15%
  • Saturates 4g 21%
  • Sugars 22g 24%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24g Protein 4.2g Fibre 3.7g


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