Dried apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is good for your eyesight.

Elise Museles
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  •  Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment. Pulse cashews in a food processor until finely chopped with some small chunks remaining. Add apricots, dates, cashew butter, vanilla, and salt; pulse until ingredients start to stick together. (Do not process until smooth, as the texture helps the bars hold together.)

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  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan and use a sheet of parchment to press and flatten evenly into pan. Sprinkle coconut on top, if desired, then cover pan with parchment or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month. 

Source

From Whole Food Energy by Elise Museles. Copyright © 2016 by Quantum Books.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterolmg; fiber 2g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 20g; sodium 35mg; iron 2mg; calcium 19mg.