LardButty homemade – peanut butter + honey bars

Peanut butter + honey booster bars

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Rest assured, with these energy-boosting peanut butter and honey bars, there’s nothing to fear; they’ll put an intrepid zing in your step.

Oat bars, granola bars (call them what you will) this is a super easy, much tried and *tasted* recipe. Add your favourite dried fruits / seeds / nuts / spices and they’ll taste delicious.

Download Peanut butter + honey booster bars recipe here

Melt, mix, spread


• 125g butter
• 8 tablespoons muscovado sugar
• 125g crunchy peanut butter
• 80g honey, plus a little more to finish
• Finely grated zest + juice of 1 orange
• Finely grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)
• 14-16 tablespoons porridge oats, not jumbo
• 150g dried fruit + seeds (a mix of raisins, sultanas, chopped apricots, and pumpkin, sunflower, poppy + sesame seeds, etc as desired)
• Cinnamon, nutmeg (optional pinch of each to sprinkle on top)


1. After greasing a baking tin (about 20cm square) put the butter, sugar, peanut butter, honey and grated citrus juice and zests in a deep saucepan over a very low heat; melt and stir.

2. Stir in the oats, dried fruit and most of the seeds; thoroughly mix.

3. Spread the mixture out evenly in the greased baking tin, coat with a little more honey + scatter remaining seeds (eg. sesame and pumpkin, and perhaps a sprinkle of cinnamon), then place in an oven preheated to 170°C/Gas Mark 3 and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden in the centre and golden brown at the edges.

4. Leave to cool completely in the tin (be patient – it cuts much better when cold), then turn out and cut into squares with a sharp knife. These bars will keep for 5-7 days in an airtight tin

Cuppa tea time

Download Peanut butter + honey booster bars recipe here

~ Channel 4 food: original recipe
~ Photos on flickr: Booster bars

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