Apple crunch squares (v)

No-bake apple-flavoured squares that are reminiscent of rice bubble bars and fruit leather strips.
Makes 20 squares.

Original post (with pictures) here.

1 cup (80g) dried apple rings
1/2 cup (70g) raw cashews
1 cup (15g) puffed cereal (I used Abundant Earth puffed millet)
1 tbsp apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla (optional)

1. Roughly chop the dried apple. Process the dried apple and cashews in a food processor until well mixed and starting to look crumbly (~ 1 minute).
2. Add the puffed cereal, apple sauce and vanilla to the food processor and continue processing until the ingredients are well mixed and starting to clump together.
3. Line a square baking tin (or a loaf tin) with baking paper and press the apple mixture firmly into the tin. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set. Cut into squares before serving.