Aloha Bars {Special Mom's Day Giveaway}
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup soaked macadamia nut
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • ½ juice of orange
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • or 8-10 drops do terra orange oil
  • *optional
  • 1-2 tbsp. raw honey
  • or few dashes stevia
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse nuts, coconut and apricots for 1 min.
  2. If you didn't have time to soak nuts as long you may need, add 1 tbsp. water.
  3. Add extract or essential orange oil to juice and add to mixture.
  4. Pulse until ingredients are blended well and it sticks together.
  5. Taste and add honey or stevia if you like it sweeter.
  6. On a cookie sheet with wax paper flatten out into a 10 x 4 block and 1 inch thick.
  7. Enjoy right away, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze them up to a month.
Notes
If time is of the essence, you can soak the macadamia nuts for an hour. Over night is best in fresh water and then empty and refill with clean water. The nuts will last in the refrigerator for a few days. Just change the water when it is cloudy. You can change the nut choice to almond or walnuts too. It has a very Hawaiian flare to it with the orange and macadamia nuts. I love using apricots to sweeten my recipes because it is a whole food and lower in sugar than dates. If you cut these into 10 bars you are only eating about 2 grams of sugar. If you need it sweeter the honey does the trick but if you want to keep it on the lower glycemic scale, use stevia.
Recipe by Spoonful of Health Delicious Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo and FreeDiet approved at https://spoonfulofhealth.com/alhoa-bars/