I hate granola bars and energy bars. I've never eaten a dried apricot. but I LOVE THESE BARS!!! Really. I remember reading about this in my Eating Well magazine and thought I would give it a try. My husband bikes a lot so I thought these would be great to take along as a snack for the carbs. This was the easiest recipe to put together and I could find most of the items in my neighborhood store.
My substitutions were minimal: Dried cranberries instead of currants, 3/4 tsp of almond extract instead of vanilla extract. Pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds.
I can't wait for the next birthday event at the office. I'm going to make a couple of batches of these!