CopyCat Apricot Macadamia Kind Bars

Crunchy macadamia nuts and apricots are blended with puffed rice, honey and coconut for a splendid creation that will keep you energized and satisfied.  Sweet, crisp, buttery this take on the popular Kind bars is simple to make and great for on-the-go snacks.

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I’ve been searching for Apricot-Macadamia Kind Bars for months.  I used to stockpile them and eat them when I realized I hadn’t eaten all day.  Ironic as it sounds….being a food blogger and everything.  Sometimes I don’t have time to eat.  I taste and taste and taste all day long so I’m rarely hungry.  But batter and frosting and gravies alone do not make a proper meal.  So I try to keep some healthy convenience foods around just in case I realize I have only eaten sugar and fat all day long.  Kind Bars are my favorite go-to snack for this. (Just an FYI…this is not a paid post.)

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My favorite has always been the Apricot-Macadamia bar.  It was simple and tasty, buttery and crunchy.  It always took the edge off my hungry instantly and I always, always had one in my bag to fight off the hangries.  Then one day, when I was replenishing my stockpile I realized the store was out of them.  And when I went back…they were out of them again.  I sped home and   immediately tried to order them on the internet and guess what……they were discontinued.  Sadness swept over me.  It was a depressing moment.  Now, drama aside…I love their other flavors but this one….this one was THE ONE.

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So, I did what any self-respecting food blogger would do.  I created my own.  And it only takes a few minutes to mix everything in a bowl….it takes them longer to bake but really, how hard is that.  The hardest part is not eating the whole pan.  They’re so good I decided not to tell my family how awesome they were because they rarely dig into anything around the house unless I give the green light.  They’ve been burned before so they are very skeptical now.  Which, in this case, is a very good thing.  I think.  Because I had the whole pan to myself.  All 10 bars.  And I ate them all myself….in two days.  (I’m having flashbacks to when I made my No-Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bars.)

Note:  These bars are on the softer, crumbly side.  They are not super stiff like a crunchy granola bar.

CopyCat Apricot Macadamia Kind Bars

Course: Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine: healthy
Keyword: granola bar, kind bar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Kellie

Sweet, buttery, satisfying.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricot
  • 1/3 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all the ingredients and pour into prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and press the mixture down into an even layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  3. Transfer the pan to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely. When cool, carefully lift the bars out of the pan using the edges of the parchment and place on a cutting board. Cut into 10 bars and wrap individually in parchment. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
CopyCat Apricot Macadamia Kind Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

11 comments on “CopyCat Apricot Macadamia Kind Bars”

  1. These look delicious! I would love to have one for breakfast right now, and another for a snack this afternoon!

  2. I plan to make these real soon

  3. To say that I’m kinda in love with kind bars is an understatement. Can’t wait to try this.

  4. I hear you about the taste all day and forgetting to eat. I would love to have these around the house!

  5. I didn’t even know this Kind bar existed! However I’d rather have your version, apricot and macadamia nuts? I’m sold.

  6. I guess I’m not the only one who hoarded this flavor and is now sad about its unavailability. Thank you SO much for making this recipe!

  7. I’m a huge fan of Kind bars, too. I’ve never seen apricot macadamia ones, but they sound amazing! i definitely need to try making these soon.

  8. KIND Bars are amazing. I usually have a box at my house, but I love the DIY options. They’re probably cheaper and tastier to make at home. 😀

  9. This recipe didn’t work at all for me 🙁 the mixture tastes great but baking the mix did nothing to set the bars. Maybe my honey is different but the honey simply went runny when heated (falling to the bottom of the pan) and didn’t set in any way when cooled down again.. So more of a sticky mess than bars of any kind (pun intended)
    Where did I go wrong?

    • Hi Pim, I’m so sorry they didn’t work for you. Your honey may actually be the problem, I used a regular clover honey from the grocery store and everything set up just fine.

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