Leonie Bonner of Nelson sent in this easy recipe to make your own snack bars for the school or work lunchbox. Economical and nut-free for those allergic to nuts.
When you make this snack yourself, you know there’ll be no nuts! And you can see how easy this is.
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix together and pat into greased dish.. bake at 150 degrees celcius until golden brown.
Then mix together:
1 cup brown sugar
few squirts Airborne Kids liquid honey
2 tbspns flour
1/2 tspn baking powder
1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 tspn vanilla
Then all or any combination (to suit your family!):
Almonds (which are actually a fruit, not a nut!), dried apricots, raisins, dates, linseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini.
Mix into the flour/honey mix and place on top of base and cook at 180c till nicely browned and cooked.
This recipe makes 12 to 15 thick bars – much better than the 4 or 6 a pack you pay $4 each for!