Monday, August 15, 2011

Choc-orange-cranberry-almond-oat bars!

These are crammed with goodness and easy as pie to make.No easier. Absolutely NO cooking skills needed. The original recipe come's from the speedily super Nigella Express  where she calls them breakfast bars- because that's what they really are - oats, milk, sugar and nuts and seeds. But I had to add chocolate. And orange. And change the nuts. So now they're all mine!

Do note the low oven temperature.
And the oats. DO NOT whatever you do use the powdery, crumbly porridge oats. You must use rolled oats, the thicker, jumbo oats that all keep their shape. Otherwise... yuck!

And be sure you have condensed milk - which is thick like syrup, not the runny evaporated milk.

No, I don't think you're stupid. It's just easy to skim read recipes. Especially easy ones!

Preheat oven to 130C
Line a 23x33x4 cm tin with foil.

1 can condensed milk (397g)
250g rolled oats (see above)
75g dried coconut
100g dried cranberries
100g mixed seeds - pumpkin and sunflower are my favourite)
100g flaked almonds
grated zest 1 orange
100 g chopped dark 70% chocolate, or chocolate chips

1) Warm the condensed milk very gently in a large pan. Don't bring it to the boil or anything, the aim is just that it gets a little runnier.
2) Remove from heat.
3) Mix in all the other ingredients well except chocolate.
4) Stir in the chocolate quickly so it doesn't melt and spread.
5) Spread the mix into the tin, press down well.
6) Bake for 45 mins and check. You may want to cook for another 15 mins depending on how chewy/ crisp you want it.
7) Remove from oven, cool for about 15 mins before cutting into bars.

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