Honey & Peanut Butter Booster Bars – recipe

I have to write a tiny blog about these delicious energy bars – recipe bought to my attention by my friend Jon and by River Cottage telly chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.
Secretly I would like to live Hugh’s life, making tasty things and growing tasty things and doing it all in a totally green way.  Floats my boat perfectly – however, until I make the decision to kick city life into touch – I can just copy some of his recipes!

These ‘energy booster bars’ are supposed to be an alternative to the type of nasty ‘healthy breakfast biscuits’ you get these days.  I actually love some of them – have you tried a Nakd bar – OMG, delicious but tres expensive.  These HFW bars can be made really easily, I had lots of organic ingredients in but you don’t need to – the sugar and butter probably put paid to any real claims of health but man they taste goooood! Oats, seeds, honey, peanut butter?  They’re like the sexy cousin of flapjacks – make some, they are really yummy :)

Here’s the ingredients but click the link to see the full recipe:

  • * 125g unsalted butter
  • * 150g soft brown sugar or light muscovado sugar
  • * 125g no-sugar-added crunchy peanut butter
  • * 75g honey, plus a little more to finish
  • * Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • * Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • * 200g porridge oats (not jumbo)
  • * 150g dried fruit, such as raisins, sultanas and chopped apricots, prunes or dates, either singly or in combination
  • * 150g mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, linseed and sesame