If you like fruit roll-ups, you will like these.
The fruit bars are completely customizable to any flavor profile you prefer. Any dried fruit would work- cherries, figs, blueberries- or a combination! You can also substitute any kind of nut or seed you have on hand or prefer.
I ended up using half almonds and half sunflower seeds in place of the recipe’s 1/2 cup almonds. I also did a combination of both grapefruit juice and lemon juice to soak the apricots in because the grapefruit I bought wasn’t particularly juicy…I bet orange juice would work as well- though its significantly less acidic and tart than grapefruit and lemons so it could make the bars a little too sweet.
As you can tell, it ended up getting a little messy when I was trying to cut the sheet into bars. I might not have baked them long enough though***. I rolled the dough out to probably 1/4 of an inch instead of the recommended 1/2 inch and only baked it for 13 minutes the first round in the oven. After I cut them up I baked them for 6 more minutes. I think they turned out fine but just be aware- things could get messy.
***I also used wax paper instead of parchment paper since we were fresh out of the stuff. <shrug> I’d assume parchment paper would have been the better choice.
Do you thing. Enjoy. Pretend your in elementary school again with your Fruit By the Foot…in bar form…