Sticky Date and Apple Bars Recipe

Sticky Date and Apple Bars Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 16

115 g

50 g

50 g

115 g

115 g

115 g

225 g

5-10 ml

20-25

Margarine

Soft dark brown sugar

Golden syrup

Chopped dates

Rolled oats

Wholemeal self-raising flour

Eating apples, peeled, cored and grated

Lemon juice

Walnut halves

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. Then line an 18-20cm square or rectangular loose-based cake tin.
  • In a large pan, heat the margarine, sugar, syrup and dates, stirring until the dates soften completely.
  • Gradually work in the oats, flour, apples and lemon juice until well mixed. Spoon into the tin and spread out evenly. Top with the walnut halves.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3 and bake for 10-20 minutes more, until firm to the touch and golden. Cut into squares or bars while still warm, or wrap in foil when nearly cold and keep for 1-2 days before eating.

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