Lunchbox cereal bars

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Serves: 10

By lynniep

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  • 100g butter

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • 100g light brown sugar

  • 100g dried fruit (doesn't have to be a mix - cranberries are lovely on their own)

  • 200g porridge oats

  • 200g mixed seeds or lessen the amount and chuck in some dessicated coconut as well.


  1. Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Butter and line the base of a 18 x 25cm tin. A 20cm cake tin (with a loose bottom preferably) is fine too.
  3. Toast the oats and seeds in a baking tray in the oven until lightly brown, about 5-10 minutes. I line it with baking parchment.
  4. Warm the butter, honey and sugar gently in a pan.
  5. Add the oat mix, cinnamon and dried fruit and mix.
  6. Tip into the tin, press down lightly, then bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool in the tin, then cut into slices.

Handy Hint

Do not try to remove until it's cool or it'll fall to pieces and you'll just eat them trying to sort out the mess. Keep it airtight, but preferably not in cling film because it can get a little bit soggy on the base.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Lunchbox

  • Egg Free

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  • puddleofpiddle 03/11/11 12:48

    Lovely recipe, I also added a little chopped stem ginger. Om nom nom!

  • lynniep 18/07/11 15:30

    I love this stuff so much I can't make it very often. My favourite bit is the very crustiest part around the edges. The kids are lucky if they get some too!