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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 19th Apr 05, 10:59 AM
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    • #2
    • 19th Apr 05, 10:59 AM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 10:59 AM
    this sounds good thanks
    need 1 without the peanut butter my kids arent allowed nuts at school
    theres a healthy baked cereal bar recipe on the porridge oats in farmfoods, but no baking is better!!!
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  • ET03
    • #3
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:19 AM
    Banana and date bars
    • #3
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:19 AM
    these don't have nuts but do need baking
    are good for diabetics too

    175 g stoned chopped dates
    125ml water
    3 medium mashed bananas
    250g low fat margerine
    25g soft brown sugar
    175g plain/wholemeal flour
    1tsp baking powder
    200g cereal oats

    simmer dates and water until forms a soft paste
    remove from heat
    stir in banana
    melt margerine and sugar in another pan
    remove from heat
    stir in flour baking powder and cereal
    press half mixture into lightly gressed shallow tin
    spread date/banana mix on
    top with remaining oat mixture
    baake at 180 for 30 mins
    allow to cool then cut into bars
  • Susan.O
    • #4
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:21 AM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 11:21 AM
    Sarahsaver - I have just asked for cereal bar recipies on the Old style recipie board, there are a few posts already, try there. Susan.o.
  • Susan.O
    • #5
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:23 AM
    • #5
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:23 AM
    How long do they keep for?
  • ET03
    • #6
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:35 AM
    • #6
    • 19th Apr 05, 11:35 AM
    I store in an airtight container in fridge and batch made on sunday will last all week
  • Lyndsay_21
    • #7
    • 19th Apr 05, 5:31 PM
    • #7
    • 19th Apr 05, 5:31 PM
    yummy i'm doing weight watchers (yeuch) and these sound yummy and not too fattening!
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th Apr 05, 5:45 PM
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    Curry Queen
    • #8
    • 19th Apr 05, 5:45 PM
    • #8
    • 19th Apr 05, 5:45 PM
    yummy i'm doing weight watchers (yeuch) and these sound yummy and not too fattening!
    by Lyndsay_21
    Have a look on the recipe thread then as I posted a low fat bar recipe up there
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    • Bargain Rzl
    • By Bargain Rzl 19th Apr 05, 8:56 PM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 8:56 PM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 8:56 PM
    I store in an airtight container in fridge and batch made on sunday will last all week
    by ET03
    They wouldn't last that long round here! If I made a batch and took them into the office they'd be gone in two seconds flat
  • ET03
    this sounds good thanks
    need 1 without the peanut butter my kids arent allowed nuts at school
    theres a healthy baked cereal bar recipe on the porridge oats in farmfoods, but no baking is better!!!
    by Sarahsaver
    I posted one without peanut butter somewhere
    should have added it here maybe
    • mossy
    • By mossy 25th Feb 06, 11:21 AM
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    mossy
    HM Cheap toddler cereal bars - Currently by organix goodies
    Hi guys and gals

    I love baking but currently I buy munch Organix goodies cereal bars 2.09 for six bars it suddenly dawned on me this morning why on earth I was paying so much for them when I could make them myself saving almost 10 a month!!!

    I've done a search through the wonderfully created mega indexed thread and have found recipes for apple and oat slices and banana date bars both of which sound like something munch would happily eat.

    I was wondering if anyone had any other recipes they've used or heard of, I notice that both of these can be kept in the fridge but can't be frozen...if anyone knows of any recipes that could be frozen as well that would be doublely (sp?) great.

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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 25th Feb 06, 12:02 PM
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    Yep!

    Click on the "Indexed Collections" link in the blue bar at the top of every page and follow through to the Old Style Recipe collection where you'll find more under "Snacks and nibbles etc"
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    • mossy
    • By mossy 25th Feb 06, 8:48 PM
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    mossy
    Thanks squeaky

    Someone must have been locked away in a dark cupboard for months creating the indexed thread lol.
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    • Zed42
    • By Zed42 25th Feb 06, 9:50 PM
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    Mossy


    I know the feeling about the Organix bars, lush but expensive.
    I made my dd some following the quantities on one of the packets, and using a basic flapjack recipe ... it's worked for us.

    Basically in a flapjack recipe where there is loads of golden syrup sugar it is substituted for blitzed dried fruit plus fruit juice, if you see what I mean!

    Good luck .... mind you, my dd ain't daft, so I had to wrap them in tin foil for her ... otherwise she wouldn't touch them .. as it hadn't got a wrapper on them! Let's hope your dd is less fussy, LOL. (Not suggesting that your dd is daft by the way, just losing the way with words this evening!)
    • mossy
    • By mossy 27th Feb 06, 7:11 AM
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    mossy
    Thanks zed42 its funny you did that as I was sat the other day reading their very helpful breakdown of ingredients and was going to experiment today...thanks for the tip about wrapping them in foil I'll see if she will accept them au'natural and if not i'll try you trick.

    p.s lol i didn't read it as if you were suggesting munch was daft but you are right sometimes kids are too smart for their own good lol.
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  • tootles
    Chewy Cereal Bars



    OH and I enjoy the cereal bars you can get, I wondered if any one had a recipe for them, I guess they are made with a high oat content. Also, has anyone a good recipe for ginger nuts?????? we love them............
    Last edited by tootles; 03-03-2006 at 1:03 PM.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 3rd Mar 06, 1:07 PM
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    squeaky
    There are some listed in the Old Style Recipe Collection under snacks and nibbles:-

    Snacks and nibbles



    and then there are a few more listed among the biscuits here:-

    Biscuits:
    - Banana and date bars
    - Cereal bars etc for diabetics
    - Cookies - Freshly baked
    - Forgot to add the sugar, can I add it now
    - Flour - can I use strong?
    - Help with biscuits please
    - No bake cereal bars
    - Oat cakes (hob nobs)
    - Oatmeal biscuits - old recipe?
    - Quick and easy?
    - Recipes please?
    - Ritz biscuits out of date
    - Shah biscuits recipe?



    And a look throught the first few pages of the Old Style listing will also show up some threads with oat ideas in them too.
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    • saving-grace
    • By saving-grace 3rd Mar 06, 5:41 PM
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    saving-grace
    Gingernuts

    4oz SR flour
    1 teaspn ground ginger
    1 teaspn bicarb of soda
    2 oz margarine
    1 1/2 oz sugar
    2oz golden syrup

    Rub margarine into the dry ingredients
    and stir in the sugar.
    Add the syrup and mix to a stiff dough.
    Take small pieces of the mixture, roll into balls and place (well spread out) on greased baking trays - makes about 18
    Flatten each one slightly
    Bake for 10-15 mins at 190 deg C gas mark 5

    I leave out the bicarb - this makes a flatter biscuit
    Experiment with cooking times to get the hardness/chewiness you want

    I first got this recipe fom a book of traditional Northumbrian recipes but have since seen it in Delia Smith's Cookery Course
  • Phil_H
    muesli/oat bars
    Hello all!
    This afternoon I decided to make some of the low fat cereal bars and also some of the lunch box bars,both are gorgeous apart from one thing,they are very crumbly,so crumbly I can't even cut them into bars,they are just chunks!What I need advice on is whether they need more oil or honey or juice.As a beginner home baker I have no idea!
    thanks
    emma.x :confused:
    • janb5
    • By janb5 21st Apr 06, 4:38 PM
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    janb5
    When you take them out of the oven, mark them with a knife BUT LEAVE IN TIN UNTIL COOL!

    That makes all the difference as to whether they are `crumbly ` or in bite size pieces! Try it and see! Good luck!

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