This simple combination of dried fruit and soaked almonds makes a yummy real food snack!
These bars are the perfect on-the-go snack.
- 2 cups raw almonds (I soak and dry my almonds to improve digestibility.*)
- 2 cups dried fruit (I soak and dry all dried fruit to reduce sugar levels.**) I use figs and/or dates most often. Other options include mulberries, apricots and goji berries.
- Process dried fruit in food processor until it forms a ball.
- Process almonds until crumbly.
- Add dried fruit in little bits and process with almonds.
- The mixture should stick together. (Add a tad of lemon juice, fruit juice or water if needed.)
- Remove mixture and press into 8 X 8 glass plate.
- Chill for a few minutes to harden.
- Cut into bars and enjoy!
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** I submerge any dried fruit in filtered water and leave it overnight. (Adding a bit of whey or water kefir will speed the process along.) Dry the fruit in a dehydrator for 6-12 hours depending on the thickness.
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So do you rehydrate your dried fruits, then re-dehydrate them? Or do you buy them fresh and just soak and dehydrate? Sorry I’m so confused!
Andrea Fabry says
I re-dehydrate. I buy dried fruit and soak it in some whey, strain and then dry. It really does take down the sugar level. Totally optional of course. Thanks for your question. I will try to clarify in the post.