Monday, 28 March 2016

Nutty Flapjack / Museli / Energy / Snack Bars

We had two baskets of Hazelnuts and Walnuts that had not been used since Christmas. The nuts had been sitting, lonely on the side and I reasoned that we ought to be able to make some super tasty muesli/energy/trail/snack bars using some of them.
My daughter did a little research to make up a simple recipe that used up ingredients that we already had in our cupboards. I told her that she should improvise and replace one thing with another if necessary. Flour, rolled oats, butter and syrup form the base of Flapjack, and whatever else you add makes it more interesting, tasty and nutritious.
The following is what we ended up with and it worked fantastically using our nuts and some other simple things that we had available.
  • Self Raising Flour - 100g
  • Rolled Oats - 300g
  • Hazelnuts and Walnuts - 250g
  • Flaked Coconut - 50g
  • Sesame Seeds - 50g
  • Pumpkin Seeds - 100g
  • Raisins - 125g
  • Soft Brown Sugar - 200g
  • Butter - 200g
  • Golden Syrup - 125ml
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and syrup in a saucepan then allow to cool for 5 mins before mixing thoroughly into the bowl with a spoon.
  3. Using a baking tray about 2cm deep, line with greaseproof paper and then press the mixture into the tin.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees Centigrade for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow the baked mixture to cool in the tin, it will be soft at first but will firm up as it gets colder.
  6. Cut the delicious flapjack into squares and eat.
It will probably keep for a week or so in an airtight tin but it will never last that long in our house!

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