Fruit & Nut Bars (Vegan, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free)

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Another great recipe from Jennifer Shmoo of the Vegan Lunchbox

Serves: 16 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole spelt flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup prune purée or one 2.5 oz container baby prunes
  • ½ cup currants or finely chopped raisins
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped fine
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ⅓ cup water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Lightly coat an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and knead with your hands until a good, stiff dough forms. Add a tablespoon of water if the mixture is too dry. Press dough firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Cut into squares with a sharp knife before placing in the oven.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until baked through but still soft (don’t overbake them or the bars will be tough). Store leftover bars in the refrigerator.

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