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Looking for a super school snack that’s nutritious, delicious and simple to make? Look no further – these fabulously fruity bars will be a hit in the playground!
- 125g butter
- ¼ cup (90g) golden syrup
- 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
- ½ cup (80g) sultanas
- ½ cup (65g) sweetened dried cranberries
- ½ cup (75g) chopped dried apricots
- ½ cup (75g) self-raising (self-rising) flour
- ½ cup (90g) brown sugar
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the butter is melted. Place the oats, sultanas, cranberries, apricot, flour and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the butter mixture and mix to combine. Press into the base of a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool completely in the tin before cutting into slices to serve. Makes 8–10.
Fresh Tips For a Healthy, Fun-filled Lunchbox:
Shape Up Nutritious sandwiches filled with protein (turkey, tuna, egg, cheese or ham) and salad vegies (grated carrot, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, baby spinach) are perfect for growing bodies. Instead of cutting them into squares (it’s not hip to be square, Mum!), use a cookie cutter to make funky sandwich shapes.
Cool Fruits For a refreshing Summer snack, freeze fresh cubes of your child’s favourite fruits and then add to a small container with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.
Mix It Up Kids will quickly get bored if you serve up sandwiches every day. Keep things interesting by dishing up wholemeal pita pockets, wraps and rolls, as well as pasta or brown rice salads. Yum!
Dip Sticks Homemade hummus, avocado or tzatziki dips are a perfect snack when paired with sticks of celery, capsicum, carrot and pita chips.