Carob and hemp chewy bars
100g semidried dates (called "fresh", but they come in a cardboard box)
200g (including stones)whole dried apricots (the small ones from Asian shops that look like Hunza apricots)
1 tab date syrup
1 tab carob powder (makes it quite strong- you may want a little less)
4 tabs hemp flour
4 heaped tabs desiccated coconut
200ml warm water
- First, pre-prepare the dried fruit by soaking in the water and stoning the apricots when soft enough- keep the water.
- Blend the soaked dried fruits with their water until you get a paste-like consistency.
- Combine with the other ingredients
- Spread evenly onto a Paraflexx sheet and dehydrate at 145, turning onto the mesh tray and cutting as soon as they are dry enough. It takes around 10 hours, maybe a little more, but remember the thinner the bars the less time they will take. Remove from dehydrator when they are drier, firmer, and chewy.