Fruit & Seed Bars


1 C sesame seeds
1/2 C each: chopped nuts (unsalted peanuts, cashews, and/or almonds) and sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
1/2 C each firmly packed brown sugar and honey
1/4 t salt
½ C B&R Farms Dried Apricots
½ C each: other dried fruits such as dates, raisins, cherries and/ or apples
Flaked coconut


Combine sesame seeds, nuts, and other seeds. Spread in a thin layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in a 350F oven for about 15 minutes or until light golden, shaking pan occasionally; set aside.
In a wide frying pan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, honey, salt and dried fruit. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly and cook for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and immediately stir in seeds, nuts, and coconut, mixing thoroughly. Turn into a well-buttered, shallow 9” x 13” baking dish. With a large, buttered spoon, press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom.

Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Lift out with a wide spatula onto cutting board. Use a large knife to cut into 11/2” by 3” rectangles. When no longer sticky (after about 3 hours), wrap individual pieces or several pieces together in plastic wrap and store at room temperature. Makes approximately 22 bars.

Need breakfast on the go? Bake these Sunday night and enjoy them throughout the week! Save time and money and eat healthy with these delicious homemade bars.