Fruit and Nut Bars

Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
20 mins
Recipe provided by: that's life! TEST KITCHEN

These make a perfect lunchbox treat for the kids!


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
Half cup desiccated coconut
Half cup CSR Raw Caster Sugar
Half cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
Half cup sultanas
Half cup sweetened dried cranberries
Half cup Nestle White Choc Bits
175g unsalted butter, chopped
Third of a cup golden syrup


1 Grease a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.

2 Combine oats, flour, coconut, sugar, nuts, fruit and chocolate in a large bowl.

3 Place butter in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat until melted. Remove. Stir in golden syrup. Mix well. Pour mixture over oat mixture. Stir until well combined. Press over base of prepared pan.

4 Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 20 minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven. Place pan on a wire rack. Cool in pan.

5 Holding onto lining paper, lift slice from pan. Discard lining paper. Place slice on a chopping board. Using a sharp knife, cut into rectangles to serve.


- This slice can be made up to one week ahead and stored in an airtight container. Try melting 50g dark chocolate and piping it over the bars for an extra special treat.

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Carolyn Fienberg
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  1. Ivana11:04am Tuesday 31st January 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Fruit and Nut bars are extremely delicious and easy to make with what you would normally have in your pantry. I substituted some of the ingredients with what I had accessible such as the dried fruits and nuts.Ivana


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