POPSUGAR Celebrity

Dec 28 2010 - 6:50am

Power Packed Oat Bars With Cranberries, Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds


  1. 7 tbsp unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  3. 3 tbsp golden syrup
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  2. 1/4 cup chopped dried apple
  3. 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  4. 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  5. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  6. 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  7. 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.

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