Fruit and Nut Muesli Bars
A healthy and satisfying snack treat.
200g/7oz unsalted butter
80g/3oz golden syrup
75g/2.5oz sift brown sugar
40g/1.5oz clear honey
300g/10.5oz rolled porridge oats
50g/1.75oz dried mixed berry fruits
40g/1.5oz dried apricots, chopped
25g/1oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped
25g/1oz pecan nuts, roughly chopped
75g/2.5oz mixed seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame etc
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray (28cm x 20cm x 4cm) with baking paper.
Place the butter, syrup, honey and soft brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan and heat gently. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon to ensure the butter is melted and sugar grains dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the oats, fruits, nuts and seeds and mix well.
Press the combined mixture lightly into the lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the tray for 5 minutes before scoring lightly with a sharp knife into 12 bar shapes.
Leave the bars to completely cool and then wrap in foil of cling film to retain their moisture and freshness. These bars will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.