If you have my book, you'll note that a lot of recipes for kids snacks avoid using dried fruit. This is because a preservative is used in the drying process to avoid the fruit going mouldy. I confess I do however use coconut often in my biscuits as I do love that flavour.
When I run out of my current stocks I will be buying my next source of coconut from a lady who lives around the corner from me who sells dried fruits and coconut that are preservative free - yippee!
Lu's website is below, so if like me you would like to have chemical free dried fruit check out her site:
Six S Organics - Organic and Preservative Free Foods our food, cleaning, and body care products are organic, chemical free, and fair trade.
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!