These are super quick and easy to make and a great way to use up odds and ends in your pantry.
1.5 cups of rolled oats
1.5 cups of a combo of nuts, seeds, coconut
0.5 cups dried fruit, choc chips
1 cup of peanut butter
½ cup of honey or maple syrup or a combo
1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Optional: Cinnamon, mixed spice, orange zest, lemon zest
For decoration: Chocolate chips to sprinkle over the top or melted chocolate
How to make:
Whizz the oats in a food processor with any of the larger ingredients e.g. big nuts, dates.
Add the rest of the nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, choc chips and do a very quick 1-2 second whizz just to combine but not chop up too much.
Add the peanut butter, butter or coconut oil and honey/maple syrup to a pan over a low heat and melt together but avoid letting it boil or get too hot. Allow to cool slightly then add to the food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
Press firmly into a lined baking tray and chill in the fridge for a few hours. They can go a bit crumbly if you don’t press the mixture down firmly enough so use your hand, the bottom of a jam jar or similar to push the mixture down.
Cut into slices and there you have it! Best kept in the fridge.
The butter/coconut oil is just to help it set as it goes hard when chilled, you can absolutely leave it out, it will just be a little more crumbly.
You can reduce the nuts/seeds/coconut to 1.25 cups and increase the dried fruit to 0.75 if you prefer.