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anyone got a recipie for granola bars - sugar free?

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MrsCurly Thu 03-Feb-05 12:37:39

or any other healthy buscuits?
Thank you!

mumbojumbo Thu 03-Feb-05 12:42:41

Not sugar free I'm afraid, but utterly delicious!

These museli bars are wicked full of calories, and ideal for a snack or lunchbox. Also like to think that they are also good for you too!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

175g/6oz unsalted butter
140g/5oz clear honey
250g/9oz demerara sugar
350g/12oz porridge oats
1.5tsp ground cinnamon
85g/3oz shelled pecan nuts or walnuts
85g/3oz raisins
85g/3oz dried papaya or mango, chopped
85g/3oz dried apricots, chopped
85g/3oz pumpkin seeds
50g/2oz ground almonds
50g/2oz sesame seeds

Step 1 Melt the butter
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C / gas mark 5 / 170 degrees C fan oven. Line the base of a 23cm / 9inch square 5cm / 2inch deep cake tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan, then stir in the sugar.

Step 2 Make a sauce.
Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring, until thickened into a smooth caramel sauce.

Step 3 Stir everything together
Mix together all the remaining ingredients and stir into the sauce until well coated.

Step 4 Press into the tin
Spoon into the tin and press down well with the back of a warm, wet spoon, Bake for 15 minutes until just beginning to brown around the edges. Allow to cool. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the tin to loosen. Turn out, then peel off the lining paper. Cool, then cut into squares.

These bars will keep up to 1 week. Store in an airtight container interleaved with greaseproof paper to stop them sticking. If you haven’t got all the nuts or fruit listed here, you can substitute an alternative dried fruit (e.g dried cranberries) – tastes just as good!

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