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Apricot and Ginger Energy Bars

Prep Time:

20 minutes, plus 2 hours setting

Cook Time:

5 mins


10 bars

About the Recipe

A yummy healthy snack coutesy of


200g dried apricots plus extra for decoration

4tbsp Maple Syrup

100g coconut oil

200g porridge oats (can use gluten free)

2 tbsp ground ginger

60g hazelnuts

60g pistachios

60g pumpkin seeds

80g 73% dark chocolate buttons


  • Soak apricots in a small bowl of hot water from the kettle for 5 mins then drain and transfer to a food processor along with the maple syrup and coconut oil. Process until fully combined.

  • Add the oats and ginger and pulse until mostly combined. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

  • Roughly chop the hazelnuts and pistachios and add to the bowl with the pumpkin seeds, stir everything until fully incorporated

  • Line a 7” square tin with baking paper and pour the mixture into the tin. Even out the surface with the back of a metal spoon and decorate with apricots pushed into the surface.

  • Place into the fridge for 2 hours

  • Remove from the tin and slice into bars using a sharp knife

  • Melt the chocolate over a pan of barely simmering water

  • Dunk the end of each bar into the melted chocolate and place on baking paper to cool

  • Once the chocolate has set, place bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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