Monday, June 2, 2014

Apricot and almond treats

Many of us enjoy sweet treats at the end of a meal or as a snack during the day.

Too much concentrated sweetness in any form, even from natural ingredients, can disturb your hormones and general physiology, so it's best to minimise your intake of highly sweet foods.

Instead of reaching for sweets (candies) or sugary biscuits, why not try these delicious treats made from dried fruit and nuts.

This is a really quick and easy recipe, which you can whip up in a few minutes.

These are still sweet, even though made from natural ingredients, so don't eat too many all at once.


Makes 15
  • 15 organic dried unsulphured apricots
  • 4 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry jam - I use a brand which uses fruit cooked in its own juice and has no added sugar. You could also use something like rice malt syrup.
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts to decorate


Mix the strawberry jam a little at a time into the ground almonds until it has formed a dough-like consistency

Carefully slit each apricot open with a knife and fill with a small quantity of the almond and jam mixture

Decorate with chopped pecans

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