Yoghurt, Dried Fruit and Nut Bars

These delicious yoghurt, fruit and nut bars are a great school holidays activity! Use them as a lunch box filler for work or simply keep them in the pantry for a quick and easy on the go snack.
A healthy alternative to the traditional store-bought nut bars, and these feature a nutty flavour complimented with the sweetness from the dried fruit. For an extra treat, drizzle with melted white chocolate!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
COURSESnack
Servings 24 Bars

Equipment

  • 1 Oven Tray
  • 1 Small Saucepan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 18 x 28cm Slice Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup JC's Australian Slivered Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup JC's Natural Pepitas
  • 1 1/4 Cups Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • 3/4 Cup Greek Yoghurt Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup JC's Whole Dried Apricots Finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup JC's Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • Melted White Chocolate For decoration, if desired

Instructions
 

  • Place the slivered almonds and pepitas onto an oven tray and bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes or until the almonds are golden. Allow to cool.
  • Place the slivered almonds and pepitas onto an oven tray and bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes or until the almonds are golden. Allow to cool.
  • Combine in a mixing bowl the oats, coconut, yoghurt powder, quinoa flakes, apricots, dried cranberries and cocoa then toss through the almonds and pepitas. Stir though the warmed peanut butter and honey and mix thoroughly.
  • Press the mixture into a lined 18 x 28cm slice pan and refrigerate until firm . Remove from the pan and cut into 24 bars, drizzle with chocolate if desired.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Notes

Health benefits of the recipe:
  • Dried fruit is highly nutritious and healthy with one piece of dried fruit containing about the same amount of nutrients as the fresh fruit.
  • Dried Apricots contain 4.7g of fibre per ½ cup.
  • Pepitas contain 7g of Protein per 28g!
  • Eating both nuts and dried fruit can assist in weight loss and management because they contain good fats and lots of other nutritional benefits
Keyword driedfruit, lunchboxfillers, nuts, snacks