I can’t believe the marathon is only 4 days away. I’ve had this recipe from Ashley and Steven bookmarked since I signed up way back in October and just got around to making it. Dried apricots lend this a slightly different flavor from the typical dates. Really, any nuts would be good in this but I like the combination of cashews and almond butter for that Amaretto flavor.
Apricot Marathon Energy Bites
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor.
Blend until a paste begins to form. If your dried fruit was stale to begin with, you might have to add a few teaspoons of water to get it malleable.
Press the dough into a square pan and cut into 10 equal portions.
These couldn’t be easier and pack a flavor punch. I think I liked them even more after a few days of sitting on the counter when they were a little firmer, but you can freeze or refrigerate them to keep them softer. And the ingredients sure beat the hell out of store-bought energy bars.