Apricot Power Bars

Apricot Power Bars are a great grab and go breakfast or the perfect pick me up on the way home from the gym.  Kid-friendly (with white chocolate) and Paleo-friendly (with dark chocolate, or no chocolate at all) I’ve made these gluten free bars each and every way.

I used white chocolate chips from my local Whole Foods when I made these for the boys.  The chips come in a little unmarked plastic tub –sorry I don’t have more info on that.  If you’d like to find out more you can try calling the Whole Foods in my neighborhood (it’s actually called Ideal Market and is the smallest Whole Foods in the country) at 303-443-1354.

Apricot Power Bars

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  1. Place apricots and pecans in a food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse gravel
  2. Pulse in eggs, salt and vanilla, until mixture forms a ball
  3. Remove mixture from food processor and work in chocolate chips
  4. Place mixture in a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  5. Bake for 25 minutes at 350°F
  6. Cool and serve

I love apricots because they are just a bit lower on the glycemic index than other dried fruits.  Further, they’re high in vitamin A, vitamin C, tryptophan and full of good fiber.

If you’re looking for more ways to get your daily dose of apricots and gluten free cake is your thing, try my magically moist Cherry Apricot Cake recipe. Or, if candy is what you’ve got a hunkering for, check out these Cranberry Apricot Truffles (one of my all time favorite gluten free recipes).

Here are some more gluten free treats made with apricots that you might like:
Apricot jam with noyaux, spices and bourbon by Sean of Hedonia
Simple Roasted Apricots with Honey Mascarpone by Joy of Joy The Baker
Thumbjams by Dan of Renegade Kitchen


67 responses to “Apricot Power Bars”

  1. I just made these, sans the chocolate, for my husband who can’t have sugar or grain. They are great! Any thought on how they should be stored? Refrigerator? (They have eggs in them) or pantry?

  2. I would really love to make these for my daughter and my niece. My daughter just started Paleo, But has a Tree nut allergy. {Talk about a challenge}. My niece attends a nut free school with strict food guidelines as to what can be packed for lunches/snacks. What can I replace the nuts with and not lose the quality of the bar.

  3. Wow these are delicious! I’m burning my fingers because I couldn’t wait for them to cool! They are going to have to go in the freezer or I’m going to eat way too many of them. My husband is eyeballing them too LOL!
    Thanks for a great recipe…..love apricots!

  4. these sound awesome, but we have nut allergies in our family. can i leave it out totally or will that mess up the binding of the bars? any ideas for a substitute? thanks!

  5. These look yummy but I have an egg allergy. Do you think egg replacer would work ok? I’m thinking 1/4 c applesauce and egg replacer for one egg.

  6. Just took these out of the oven. The whole house smells so good! Going to wrap up and bring to Vermont for a quick snack. Thanks for mother good treat.

  7. These are SO delicious. Made them with dark chocolate chips last night and wrapped them individually in waxed paper for grab-and-go snacks. Big hit with my guy and with gluten-free friends! Thanks for the great recipes, Elana!

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