These tasty granola bars make good and easy picnic/snack food. The beauty of this recipe is you can use pretty much any combination of dried fruits/nuts and seeds to suit your tastes.

You will need:

14 x 8 inch approx deep tray


350g oats

A handful of crunchy cerial. ie branflakes

2 tsp cinnamon

140g butter

160g honey

100g light brown soft sugar

50g sesame seeds

50g dried cranberries

50g mixed nuts, chopped

30g pumpkin seeds


Grease and line the baking tray and heat the oven to 180c (350F)

Heat the butter, honey and sugar in saucepan gently until all melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Measure out the oats in a large mixing bowl.

Add the handful of cerial, crushing slightly. This gives the granola a bit more crunch.

Mix in the dried fruit and nuts and cinnamon.

Pour the melted butter mix and stir until all ingredients are combined.

Pour into the tray and press in flattening off the top.

Bake at 180c (350f) for 15-20 mins or until the granola is golden.

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