Apricot & Grapefruit Toffee

Makes around 40 bite-sized bars or 12 larger

You can of course swap the almonds for other nuts and the grapefruit juice for any other citrus juice. If you have a very powerful blender or very soft apricots, you don’t have to soak them.

1 1/2 cup (250 g) dried apricots
1 cup grapefruit juice (approx. 1 grapefruit)
1/2 cup (100 g) roasted almonds
2 tbsp dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)

  1. Start by soaking the apricots in 1 cup grapefruit juice for 3 hours.
  2. Roast the almonds on 300F (150°C) for 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven (leave the heat on), and add them to a blender or food processor. Pulse for 20 seconds, until the almonds have turned into a coarse flour. Pour it in a cup and set aside.
  3. Add the grapefruit soaked apricots to the blender, together with half of the remaining juice. Pulse until everything has turned into a sticky mess. If the apricots won’t blend, try adding some more of the remaining juice.
  4. Add the almonds and the shredded coconut to the blender and pulse until everything is combined into a sticky mixture.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture out on it. Use a spatula to form the mixture into a rectangle, around 1/2 inch (1 1/2 cm) high.
  6. Bake on 300F (150°C) for 20 mins. Remove from the heat, cut them into preferred size and put them back into the oven for 7-8 minutes more. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  7. When warm they will still be a bit loose. But if you wait until they cool off they will become firmer.
  8. Wrap them in wrapping paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat them within a week.
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