Dried fruit slices

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These energy bars are packed with goodness and are ideal for an afternoon snack or a lunchbox treat

Dried fruit slices

SERVES

12

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

10

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

30

MINUTES

CUISINE

American

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a 7 by 10-inch tin with parchment.

  2. Gently melt the butter, honey and sugar over a low heat.

  3. Stir the oats into the saucepan and coat them in the mixture.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

  5. Scoop the mixture into a prepared tin and flatten it down very well.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and place a sheet of parchment over the bake, press it down again to flatten it, return it to the oven for about ten minutes leaving the parchment on top. It should be light brown in colour when baked.

  8. Allow to cool in the tin then slice into bars with a sharp knife.

Ingredients

  • 110g butter

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • 50g light muscovado sugar

  • 200g porridge oats

  • 50g hazelnuts, lightly toasted and chopped

  • 50g pumpkin seeds

  • 50g sunflower seeds

  • 50g sesame seeds

  • 50g dried cranberries

  • 50g dried apricots, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a 7 by 10-inch tin with parchment.

  2. Gently melt the butter, honey and sugar over a low heat.

  3. Stir the oats into the saucepan and coat them in the mixture.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

  5. Scoop the mixture into a prepared tin and flatten it down very well.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and place a sheet of parchment over the bake, press it down again to flatten it, return it to the oven for about ten minutes leaving the parchment on top. It should be light brown in colour when baked.

  8. Allow to cool in the tin then slice into bars with a sharp knife.