Raspberry oaty nutty bar

Raspberry Oaty Nutty Bars  –

makes 1 small flapjack tray

Oaty, nutty, sweet and fruity, these oaty nutty bars make a gorgeous change from normal flapjacks –  they’re very popular in the deli with a cuppa!

You’ll need:

360g flour

1 tsp baking powder

300g diced butter

180g sugar

3 pinch salt

240g oats

 

1/2 large jar raspberry jam

Topping

440g flaked almonds

400g chopped nuts of your choice

100g pumpkin seeds or mixed seeds

300g butter

225g sugar

120g milk

2 tbsp golden syrup

3 tsp vanilla

 

Grease and line the tin with baking paper.

150ºC

What to do…

In a wide mixing bowl, rub the butter into the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the oats and sugar. Arrange this mix in the tin but do not pack it tightly! Bake for 20 mins or until slightly golden. Allow to cool slightly before topping with jam.

For the topping, melt the butter, sugar, milk, golden syrup and vanilla in a heavy based saucepan. Stir and allow to bubble slightly to combine. Pour over the nuts and dollop over the jam. Using a palette knife gently spread the mixture to completely cover the jam. Bake for a further 30 minutes. Allow to cool and set before cutting. Best cut straight from tin!