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Granola Energy Bars

Wed, 5 June 2019

Granola Energy Bars

As Leaving Cert students head into their first exam today, nutritious food may be the last thing on their nerve-wracked minds.

Our Queen of baking Catherine Leyden is here with some deliciously simple granola energy bars to grab in a hurry.

Granola Energy Bars

INGREDIENTS:
125g/4oz Odlums Porridge Oats
175g/6oz Butter
5 tablespoons Rowse Honey
175g/6oz Shamrock Demerara Sugar
1 tsp Goodall's Cinnamon
80g packet Shamrock Chopped Walnuts
75g/3oz Shamrock Raisins
175g/6oz Shamrock Apricots, chopped
50g/2oz Pumpkin Seeds
50g/2oz Sunflower Seeds
50g/2oz Sesame Seeds
100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds

METHOD:
· Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Line a swiss roll tin 28cm x 18cm / 11" x 7" with greaseproof paper.
· Put the butter and honey into a saucepan and heat gently until butter is melted.
· Add the demerara sugar and again heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil for about 1½ minutes, stirring until a smooth caramel sauce is formed.
· Place the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Pour over the liquid mixture and mix well.
· Transfer to the prepared tin, press down well and bake for 15 minutes until edges are brown.
· Remove from oven and allow to get cold, then transfer to a fridge and chill well.
· Turn out of tin, remove greaseproof paper and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

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