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Yesterday I posted my Apricot Bites which were very popular. Why not make a bar form? Simply cut slice into 10 – 12 bars. Flatten the mix more and you will get more bars from it. Even doubling the recipe it is only a few cents more then the generic store bought variety.

These are always a hit with kids and perfect for the lunchbox.

Cost comparison:

  • Store bought version: 480g for $4.25 – 24 generic brand bars.
  • TRTLMT version*:  Approx 450g for $2.16 (Apricots $1.30, Dates $0.24 , Coconut $0.62) – 10 to 12 bars.

* Each brand will differ in cost slightly. Buying bulk will reduce the cost.

Ingredients comparison:

  • Store bought  mixed fruit sticks version: Sugar, Mixed Dried Fruit (25%)*
    [Apricot, pear, pineapple, sultana, preservative (220 contains sulphites)], Glucose Syrup (from Maize), Maltodextrin (from Maize), Coconut, Milk Solids Non Fat, Corn Starch, Orange Juice, Raspberry Juice, Strawberry Juice, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Food Acid (Citric Acid), Natural flavours, Natural Colours (120, 160b). * Mixed Dried Fruit may vary with seasonal availability. CONTAINS: MILK AND SULPHITES. Taken from Coles Online.
  • TRTLMT version*: Apricots, Dates and Coconut.

*Do check the packaging of your dried  fruit and coconut as some brands do have preservatives added to them.


By |2017-06-12T11:21:56+00:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: Lunchbox, Sweets|4 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. sam September 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta,
    i’m making your strawberry fruit bars…..yum, but thought you would like to know that the recipe is up twice, and then I thought I’d have a go at the apricot version and am guessing that the recipe is the same just with apricots but am guessing as there isn’t a recipe for that one, just a cost comparison.
    Thanks for all the recipes.

    • Peta September 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      One is a tmx recipe and instructions. The other is traditional instructions (have a read of the method 🙂 )
      The apricot bars are the bites recipe. Links in the post 🙂

  2. Emma November 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Can these be frozen?

    • Peta November 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      I don’t freeze them but others do successfully.

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