Not sure what I made. But I mixed and mixed and then baked. :)
I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out.. but when I tried one the next day, I finally knew what they were! Hehe.
They were.. apricot oat slices! (in disguise) :D
Apricot oat snowballs/Apricot oat slice
Makes about 24 (~2.5-3cm diameter in size)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup dried apricots diced, soaked in water for an hr then drained.
extra desiccated coconut for coating
Sift and mix plain flour with baking powder, sugar, coconut and oats.
Combine with egg, honey and apricots. Mix.
Roll into little balls and coat with coconut. (Or place all of the mixture in a lined slice pan and then sprinkle the top with coconut)
Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 170C in a preheated oven for 15mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. (While still warm, slice to pieces if baking slices instead of balls)
Store in an air tight container and consume within a few days.
These were actually quite nice! :) Mum liked them too. They're soft, but not dry and crumbly even when you can feel the texture of the coconut and oats still. The apricots gave a good moisture to it, and the sweetness is just right. (If you don't like the tang of the apricots, this is where the white chocolate/yoghurt chocolate comes into play. See below). I think they taste just like the apricot oat slices that they sell in supermarkets/vending machines. If you want them to look more like those slices though, all you do is bake a slab and slice them up into rectangles. Then you can drizzle some yoghurt chocolate/white chocolate over the top! :) Simple right? And the best thing is, it's fresh and healthier!