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There is no added sugar in these crunchy, chewy bars from F&W’s Kay Chun. For best flavor, be sure to use the California Blenheim apricots called for below rather than other imported varieties. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 

March 2016


Credit: © Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
Makes 12


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a 9-by-9-inch metal pan with plastic wrap.

  • Spread the oats and walnuts on 2 separate baking sheets; toast until golden, about 8 minutes for the walnuts and 15 minutes for the oats. Let cool, then finely chop the nuts.

  • In a food processor, puree the apricots and dates to a paste. Scrape into a medium bowl and stir in the oats, walnuts, coconut, flax seeds and salt. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and chill until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into 12 bars and serve.

Make Ahead

The bars can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 1 month.