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Apricot, cranberry and walnut cereal bar

By Alpkit
26, Apr, 2018

Dan's mother-in-law's not-so-secret recipe for nutritional cereal bars to keep you going on your adventures

This recipe comes with excellent reviews from AKHQ (we did a whole lot of taste testing) - they have an amazing crunch that you just don't expect!

From this mix, 14 bars would contain roughly 200kcals per bar, pretty good going. 

Ingredients
  • 120g chopped dried apricots and cranberries 

  • 120g porridge oats 

  • 60g puffed rice 

  • 95g dessicated coconut 

  • 60g chopped walnuts 

  • 60g mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin and sesame are good) 

  • 120g muscavado sugar 

  • 150ml golden syrup 

  • 120g butter 

 
Method
  1. Chuck the oats, rice, coconut and fruit in a large bowl. That was easy, wasn’t it? 

  2. Lightly toast the nuts and seeds in a dry pan. Once cooled, lob ‘em in with the rest of the dry mix. 

  3. Put sugar, syrup and butter in a pan and heat gently until they’ve all melted together. Simmer gently until the mixture begins to thicken. 

  4. Take off the heat stir into the dry mix until there are no dry patches. 

  5. Whilst it’s still warm, tip into a 20cm (ish) tin and press down with a spoon to even out the surface. 

  6. LICK BOWL, SPOON, ETC. 

  7. Leave to cool for 2 hours, then they’ll be ready for chopping into perfect little bars. 

  8. Wrap in greaseproof paper or foil in 1’s or 2’s and stash ‘em in your jersey pocket, backpack, framebag, jacket pocket, go box, etc. 

See... it’s not that hard, it’s normally cheaper than shop bought, they deffo taste better and, admit it, you love licking the big mixing spoon. 

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