Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Apricot-Almond Lara-Bars + Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you friends for entering our All-Canadian giveaway!  The winner of our Favourite Baked Treats and e-book, is ( generated) comment #11: Junia! We are so happy to send you some treats and our e-book! Please send us your mailing address by email to

In other news, here's another treat to try out:

I’m sure you are familiar with the ever so popular Larabars. Dates are the main dried fruit used in these bars, however; I thought it would be interesting to use both apricots AND dates. They turned out slightly less sweet and had an earthier flavour. Apricots are lower in the glycemic index, while dates are QUITE high. Try substituting dried apricots for dates in your next recipe for a lower-glycemic treat.

I use un-sulphured apricots, they are the brown ones. (Tends to produce a richer more date-like flavour).

½ cup almonds, ground in food processor
½ cup apricots, packed
¼ cup dates, packed
¼ cup almonds, roughly chopped
2-3 tbsp oat flour
Pinch of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Grind nuts in food processor, add dried fruit and process until combine, add in rest of ingredients and process until a dough forms. Form into a flat square about 1 ½ inches thick. Cut into bars and store in fridge and eat these on the go! Makes 6-7 bars.

And more news still! We were recently featured on Glamour's "Vitamin G Health and Fitness Blog" for our Pistachio Pudding! Check out the post here.


  1. gasp! i have never won anything in these giveaways before! even more, won something that's super awesome! can't wait to see your recipes :D. my email is

    and i love larabars, though the sugar in the dried fruit tends to leave me hungry! hahaha. but definitely a go-to snack when i can't find anything!

    congrats on being featured!!! whoohoo!

  2. Those look delicious!!! Congrats on being featured in glamour!

  3. I love homemade lara bars so much! Can't wait to make my own!

    Congrats on Glamour! That's awesome!