21 September 2012

apricot muesli bars

I work 12hr shifts. Usually by mid afternoon I am searching for a snack that will get me through until I get home for dinner. Lately I have been reaching for that block of chocolate or sweet biscuit. However when I found this recipe I knew it would be a great fix that I didn't have to feel to guilty about as I know all of the ingredients that are in this tasty treat. Although these bars are relatively healthy for you they have a delicious caramelised honey flavour to them, yum!!




recipe from Women's Weekly Super Diet


125g butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots (goji berries/blueberries/cranberries)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup desiccated coconut

Preheat oven to 160c, grease and line a slice tin. Combine butter, sugar and honey in a medium saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and mix in the oats, apricots, seeds and coconut. Press into slice tin and bake for 35mins. Cut into bars while still warm and allow to cool in the tin.