We have a need for fiber in this house. Actually…my daughter has a need for fiber, everyone else seems to eat enough. But for some reason my three year old has a different digestive system than the rest of us. It is a real challenge. I have tried adding flax to everything, eating raisins, prunes and we need to keep miralax in her diet frequently. What she seems to love are these lovely treats. She thinks that they are candy, and I am just happy she is eating something that is good for her.
Prune & Apricot Bites
1 1/2 cups dried, pitted prunes
1/2 cup dried apricots
1 cup almonds
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
In a food processor, blend almonds for about 1 minute. The almonds need to be broken down into tiny pieces, not left too large. Then add in everything else. Puree until mixture sticks together like a dough. Turn out onto a silpat or parchment paper, and flatten out. I usually use my hands, or fold the silpat over the mixture to create a large block. See above. Then cut small squares out of the mixture.
Store in an airtight container.