Annabel Karmel's Lunch Boxes and Snacks
Power Packed Oat Bars With Cranberries, Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds
7 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped dried apple
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried coconut
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line and grease an 8 inch square baking pan. In a saucepan, melt together the butter, sugar, golden syrup and salt. In a bowl, combine the oats, dried apricots, cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and the coconut. Stir in the butter and syrup mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the pan and press down with a potato masher to compress and level the surface .
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, cut into bars with a sharp knife. Allow to cool completely before lifting from the pan.
Store in the fridge.