Dark Chocolate Apricot Energy Bars



Dark Chocolate Apricot Breakfast Bars
Serving: 12 bars

1 cup puffed rice
½ cup oats
½ cup pumpkin seeds
1 ⅓ cup almonds, roasted
½ cup dried apricot, diced
⅓ cup corn syrup
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bar dark chocolate

Combine puffed rice, oats, rice, and apricot into a large bowl.
In a sauce pan, heat corn syrup and honey until it reaches 260°F/126°C. Then carefully add vanilla extract and remove from heat.
Immediately pour the honey mixture into the bowl, stir, and transfer it onto a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
Using a spatula press down the mixture to desired thickness. (Careful - it may still be quite warm!)
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat 1 bar of dark chocolate for 1 minute, then drizzle over the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove parchment paper and cut into 12 even pieces.
Wrap each bar with wax paper and store up to 1 week.

Inspired by:

PP036_29 Papa Bossa
Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc.