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Wholemeal fruit bars

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Ideal for lunch boxes or for a healthy snack.
Serves
25
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
30 minutes
Each 45g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
131
Carbs
21.70g
Fibre
1.80g
Protein
2.40g
Fat
4.50g
Saturates
0.80g
Sugars
13.00g
Salt
0.10g
Portion Fruit & Veg
0
Ingredients
Ingredients
225g raisins
75g sugar
100g polyunsaturated spread
1 heaped tsp mixed spice
350g wholegrain plain flour
50g chopped walnuts
100g chopped dates
1 tbsp of runny honey, warmed
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4 and lightly grease a 19cm x 28cm baking tray.
  2. Place the raisins, sugar, spread and mixed spice into a medium pan with 200ml of water.
  3. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and cool.
  4. In a separate dish, stir together the remaining ingredients (apart from the honey) then stir into the raisin mixture. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth out to 1½ cm thick then bake for 25–30 minutes.
  5. Immediately after removing from the oven, brush with the warmed honey and mark into 25 bars.
  6. Allow to cool, and serve.
Chefs tips
  • Try adding different spices such as cinnamon or ground ginger.
  • You can also use dried fruits such a mixed dried fruit, sultanas, prunes or apricots.
  • Use a non-dairy spread or rapeseed oil for a vegan version.
  • Freezing instructions: Suitable for freezing once cooked. Freeze in portions then defrost and serve cold or warm.
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