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Fruity oat bars

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Jewelled health bar
Jewelled health bar
  • Serves: 4

Packed with healthy fruits and oats, these deliciously moist health bars make a nutritious snack or lunchbox addition

Ingredients

  • 175g (6 oz) unsalted butter
  • 175g (6 oz) light brown soft sugar
  • 225g (6 oz) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 85g (3oz) jumbo oats
  • 55g (2oz) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 55g (2oz) sultanas
  • 55g (2oz) ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped
  • 55g (2oz) ready-to-eat pitted prunes, chopped

These bars will keep for 1 -2 days if stored in an airtight container.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4).
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until the butter and sugar have melted. Then remove from the heat. Combine the flour, oats, coconut, cinnamon, sultanas, apricots and prunes in a large bowl, then pour over the melted butter and sugar mixture and stir until well mixed and all the flour has been incorporated.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a lighlty greased shallow 23cmx23cm (9inx9in) square cake tin. Press the mixture down with the back of a spoon and smooth until level then bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 mins or until golden brown and just firm to the touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for approximately 5-10 mins before carefully turning out and leaving to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  5. When cool simply cut the bars into approximately 20 diamond shapes.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 182(kcal)
  • Fat 13.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g
  • Sugars 13.0g
  • Salt 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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