We have covered trail mix before, this gives you the option to make & bake some simple trail mix type energy treats, which we love to look for any excuse to eat!
This recipe was found on one of our favourite sites to explain & indulge in both cooking & baking
"Serious Eats" is a great mix of everything to do with food, wide & varied it is always tempting us, so this recipe works out cheaply compared to buying packets of pre-prepared energy bars or stodgey flapjacks, make em, bake em, ..stick em in greaseproof paper & take some along on your next big day out! ...healthy natural energy, (mainly) which will top up your energy levels (so make sure your parents & carers have one too, so they can keep up).
CHEWY TRAIL MIX BARS Save Recipe
About This Recipe
ACTIVE TIME:15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:45 minutes
THIS RECIPE APPEARS IN:Wake and Bake: Chewy Trail Mix Bars
- 2 cups quick cooking oats (we prefer jumbo oats).
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (or chopped up reece's peanut butter pieces)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup roughly chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup (or if in the uk golden syrup, then double the vanilla)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, allowing some paper to overhang from the sides. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, apricots, peanut butter chips, cranberries, raisins, almonds, and coconut; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together corn syrup, honey, vanilla, melted butter, and water until combined. Pour wet ingredients over oat mixture. Use your hands or a spoon to stir mixture until combined. Press into prepared baking sheet, smoothing top. Bake until golden on the edges, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before using the sides of the parchment paper to lift mixture from pan. Cut into bars. Uneaten bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.