A close friend gave us her fantastic health bar recipe to share with you (thank you Mon!) Perfect brain food for all those kids at home. So, here are Mon’s Brilliantly Delicious (Yet Healthy) Almond, Date and Apricot Snack Bars. They taste like sticky toffee pudding! You’ll love them.
2 Cups Rolled Oats (can be Gluten Free)
1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1 Cup Whole Almonds or Pecans (or any nut will do)
(Mix together in a large bowl and set aside)
50g Butter (guesstimates ok)
2/3 Cup of Honey (if you oil the cup first it won’t stick)
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
¼ Tsp Salt
(Heat above gently till this boils in a small pan. Pour into the Oats in the large bowl and mix together)
½ Cup of Cranberries (Cranberries, Honey, Apricots and Almonds you can buy from our online shop if you are stuck or you can swap these ingredients for golden syrup and other dried fruit if you have)
½ Cup Chopped Dates
½ Cup Dried Apricots (could be swapped out for chocolate…not so healthy but yum!)
(Toss together with the rest of the ingredients)
And that’s it! Simply line a baking tray with grease proof paper or grease (properly) and pour the mixture into the tray and press down neatly. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees (don’t over-cook unless you like hard bars).
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before using a sharp knife to mark out the bars whilst still warm. Place in the fridge to cool completely before breaking up into bars. Store in an airtight container if they are not eaten at once. The kids love these….and dogs apparently! Be careful, our American Hound ate a whole tray that she ‘accidentally’ knocked off the counter! Stay safe and eat well.
Love the Wedgewood Team x