Dried Fruit and Nuts Bars
Taken from Real Food Kosher

Tu Bishvat, the Jewish holiday of trees, is a wonderful celebration nature and the fruits of the land. It is customary to eat dried fruit, as figs and nuts, and take your children planting trees to make this world greener and better. A gluten-free nuts and fruit bar will energize your loved ones and elevate their spirits before embarking on the planting trees activity. Consisting of pomegranates, date, almonds figs, the bars are as healthy as they are delicious!

Ingredients:

Coconut oil or butter (for greasing)
7 tablespoons almond flour
5 tablespoons palm sugar, or other natural sweetener
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
small pinch of cloves
1 1/2 cups dried fruits (dates, figs, apricots, raisins, cranberries) coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups walnuts and pecans (or other nuts) coarsely chopped
Pomegranate molasses (optional glaze)

Preparation time: 50 min.

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. Grease an 8-inch square pan with coconut oil or butter.
3. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and spices. Add the mixed nuts and fruit to the bowl and mix until batter is thoroughly incorporated.
4. Spread the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown.
5. Allow to cool before cutting with a serrated knife into bars.
6. Glaze the top with pomegranate molasses (optional) and cut into squares.
 
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