Apricot Pistachio Energy Squares

Apricot Pistachio Energy Squares Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes


1½ cups pitted dates, chopped

1 cup dried apricots, chopped

1 cup cashews, chopped

½ cup old-fashioned oats

½ cup pistachios

3 tablespoons cashew butter

2 tablespoons ground ginger

⅓ cup brown rice syrup

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)


1Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper and come up about 3 inches on opposite sides. This will act as a handle to remove the squares from the dish.

2Add the dates, apricots, cashews, oats, and pistachios to a large bowl. Mix in the cashew butter and ground ginger and combine as well as you can. You can use your fingers to help blend it all together.

3In a small saucepan, add the brown rice syrup, maple syrup, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until it reaches the hard ball stage, 260°F, on a candy thermometer. Quickly add to the date mixture and mix well. Pour into the prepared dish and press firmly and evenly into all edges and corners. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

4Grab the “handles” of the parchment paper and lift out of the dish. Place on a cutting sheet and slice into sixteen squares.

5If desired, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or in a small saucepan. Drizzle back and forth over the bars.

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