Chewy Oaty Fruit Bites

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Hi, today I am sharing some Chewy Oaty Fruit Bites.  I had some ingredients that I wanted to use up and then came across this recipe.

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I really like flapjacks or otherwise known as crunchies however theses are made with slightly different ingredients.  This recipe is from the book called:The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight and they use apple juice to cook the oats in which I thought was a great idea and wanted to give a try.

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They stay quite soft and chewy and are great if you have the nibble.  I loved the dried fruit in them.  The original recipe calls for maple syrup but I did not have any so I used golden syrup instead.

I hope you enjoy and have a lovely weekend xx

(recipe only very slightly adapted from The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight)

Chewy Oaty Fruit Bites

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Ingredients
  

  • 25 g flaked almonds
  • 40 g dried apricots roughly chopped
  • 40 g dried cranberries roughly chopped
  • 40 g raisins
  • 75 g rice krispies
  • 40 g desiccated coconut
  • 150 ml golden syrup
  • 400 ml apple juice
  • 125 g porridge oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c and line a 20cm x 30cm oven proof dish with baking paper.
  • Lightly toast the almonds in a baking tin in the oven for about 5 minutes giving them a little shake half way.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the toasted almonds, apricots,cranberries, raisins, coconut and rice krispies.
  • In a pot, warm up the apple juice and golden syrup and then add the oats and bring to a gentle simmer while stirring. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the mixture thickens and becomes like porridge. Remove from the heat and mix it well into the dry mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and flatten and press the mixture down with a spoon.
  • Place in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Leave to cool in the dish for 30 minutes before cutting it up into squares. Once cut up, remove from the dish and place on a cooling rack to cool completely before placing in an airtight container.

 

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