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Serves 1 - 12 Bars

A great comfort snack for after school recovery.

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  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 1 generous tablespoon golden syrup
  • 275g porridge oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • Finely chopped dried apricots (optional)
  • Handful dessicated coconut (optional)


    1. Grease a 20cm/8 in square baking tin measuring about 4cm/1 and a half in deep with a bit of extra butter.
    2. Put the sugar, butter and syrup to melt in a large saucepan over a gentle heat. Stir with a wooden spoon.
    3. Remove the pan from the heat. Tip oats into the pan. Add the ginger (if using). Mix well.
    4. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin. Use your hands or a spatula to level it off. Leave to stand for 15 mins. Preheat the oven to 150 C/ 300 F/ gas mark 2 while mixture is standing.
    5. Bake for at least 40 minutes, till golden and still a little soft in the middle. The mix will firm up as it cools.
    6. Leave to cool in the tin. When the mixture has cooled slightly, cut it into squares. Take them out when cold and firm.

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10th Apr, 2016
Used honey, rather than golden syrup, added chopped apricots, dried plums, dessicated coconut and chocolate chips. Went down VERY well, and very easy to make. Already been "asked" to do again :-)
26th May, 2009
Yummy! Made in a very short and stress free time, this is an easy to follow recipe that can be used by children too. I left out the optinal extras and added a little more golden syrup the second time round - just because that's how i like them. This is a keeper -thanks!
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