I have to hide these in the back of the freezer to stop my kids (and husband) eating them all at once. I think that is a good indicator of how yummy they are.
This was a recipe that my demonstrator gave me when I purchased my Thermomix, I have adapted it slightly from the original and made it many many times since.
It is nut free, so suitable for school lunchboxes, and freezes really well.
To prevent the bars being crumbly once cooked, use a very generous tablespoon of honey, and press the mixture down very firmly into the tin (I use the back of my MC to do this).
I cut the slice into bars, but you can also cut into squares for smaller portions.
This is definitely one to try for yourself – they taste so much better than anything you can buy from the shops.
- 30g pepitas
- 40g sunflower seeds
- 5 dried apricots
- 10 dates
- 125g butter
- 100g raw sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 95g rolled oats
- 95g rice bubbles
- 35g sesame seeds
- 20g shredded coconut
- Grease a slice tin and line with baking paper, extending above the sides.
- Place pepitas, sunflower seeds, apricots and dates into Tmx. Chop speed 6, 7 seconds.
- Remove from the bowl and set aside.
- Melt the butter, sugar and honey together at 90 degrees, 4 minutes, speed 1.
- Add all other ingredients including the seed/apricot/date mix and combine reverse speed 3, 30-40 seconds, scrape sides down part way through if needed.
- Press the mixture into the tin (use the back of the MC to press it down).
- Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes - but watch them closely, they can go from cooked to over-cooked very quickly!
- Let cool in tin and then remove and slice into bars.
- These freeze really well.