Monday, March 14, 2011

muesli bars

These are packed with nuts, dried fruits and cereal. you can be flexible with the ingredients, and add your favourite nuts or dried fruit.
320g unsalted butter
240ml golden syrup
250g soft light brown sugar
250g rolled oats
200g desiccated coconut
125g dried apricots, finely chopped
60g dried dates
125g cornflakes
125g sunflower seeds
60g dried cranberries
125g shelled walnuts, chopped
125g raisins
a 33 x 23 x 5cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper
Makes about 12 portions
Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat and heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
Put the oats, coconut, aprocots, dates, cornflakes, sunflower seeds, cranberries, walnuts and raisins in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is evenly mixed. Pour in the butter mixture and mis throughly until everything is well mixed and the dry ingredients are evenly dispersed.
Press this mixture into the prepared baking tray, using a tablespoon to flatten and compress it. Cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper, then a tray covered with kam jars or tins to apply pressure on the cake and compress it even more. Leave to cool, then refrigerate overnight.

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