Saturday, 4 February 2012

⌊⌋winter boost

this cold snap has me reaching for snacks 
to go with hot cups of tea:
always on the look out for new recipes
I was pleased to find this one from 
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall:
packed with good stuff and still tasty:

honey peanut butter bars

you will need ....
125g butter
150g soft brown sugar
125g crunchy peanut butter {we use whole earth as it has NO sugar!}
75g runny honey
grated zest of a lemon and/or orange
200g porridge oats
150g dried fruits {we used apricots, cranberries & raisins}
150g mixed seeds {we used pumpkin, sesame & sunflower}

preheat your oven to 160c/ gas 3
line and grease a 20cm square baking tin
{or equivalent}
put the butter, sugar, peanut butter, honey 
and grated zest into a saucepan 
and melt on a low heat:
stir in the oats, most of the seeds
and dried fruits and mix until combined:

smooth the top and sprinkle with the rest
of the seeds:
drizzle with a little more honey
and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden:
leave to cool completely then turn out
and cut into squares:
will keep for 5-7 days in an airtight tin:
if they last that long!

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