Most of us remember Fig Newton bars from back in the day, or maybe you still enjoy them today. This Almond Flour Apricot Health Bar is similar to a Fig Newton with a couple of alterations. The outside of these bars are made with almond flour making them a gluten free treat, and we also replace the figs with dried apricots.
Preheat oven to 350° and grease or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the wet.
Once the dough ingredients are thoroughly combined, place in the fridge for one hour.
Create the filling by putting the presoaked Nature's Eats Dried Apricots in a food processor. Blend until it becomes a spreadable consistency. Add water if needed. If you prefer a sweeter filling, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Roll the chilled dough out on a floured surface into a thin, rectangular shape.
Spread a layer of the apricot filling over only half of the dough’s surface.
Then place the other half of the dough over the filling.
Cut into traditional Newton cookie-like shapes and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Each bite is soft and chewy with a tangy apricot flavor from the dried apricot center. These apricot bars are almost like apricot-filled cookies, light and delicious.