The Figgy seeded bites Seeded bars are extremely popular in the stores. They are also healthier than a slice of cake, so why not make your own. When we were testing these, the whole pan was eaten at once!
Makes 12 bars or 24 bites
Special equipment 7in (18cm) square
shallow pan, lined with baking parchment and greased
5 tbsp butter
3 tbsp honey
scant 1⁄2 cup superfine sugar
6oz (175g) rolled oats
scant 1oz (25g) sunflower seeds
scant 1oz (25g) pumpkin seeds
scant 1oz (25g) desiccated coconut
3 1⁄2oz (100g) dried figs, snipped
into tiny pieces
13⁄4oz (50g) dried apricots, snipped into tiny pieces
1 Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Heat the butter, honey, and sugar in a pan over gentle heat, stirring until melted and dissolved.
2 Put the remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter mixture, and stir well. Pour into the pan and level the top.
3 Bake for 30–35 minutes or until lightly golden and firm in the middle. Leave to cool slightly, then cut into 12 rectangles or 24 squares. Leave in the pan to harden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
The bites can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept in a cool place. Not suitable for freezing.
|Figgy seeded bites Recipe|