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Dry Fruit Snack Bars

These quick, easy & healthy snack bars have no added sugar and are better than the store bought ones!
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Shireen Sequeira @ www.ruchikrandhap.com


  • 150 grams dried apricots chopped
  • 100 grams pitted prunes chopped
  • 120 grams raisins chopped
  • 125 ml 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 100 grams approx 3/4th cup skimmed (or regular) milk powder
  • 35 grams approx 2/3rd cup or 1-1/2 slices fresh wholemeal bread, sides trimmed
  • 70 grams slivered skinless almonds
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds for sprinkling


  • Place all the chopped dried fruits in a heavy based saucepan and pour orange juice over it. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove the pan from heat. Let the mixture sit for 15 mins.
  • Add the crumbled whole meal bread, milk powder and the slivered almonds and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the base of a 9x9 non stick or glass baking dish and transfer the mixture into it. Press it down with the back of a spoon and sprinkle some more sunflower seeds over it.
  • Cover the pan with cling film or foil and chill for 2-3 hours or till firm. Cut into bars and serve.


1. I used an assortment of dry fruits that I had handy with me. You can experiment with your choice of dry fruits like dried berries, dried mango, pineapple, kiwi etc.