These booster bars are simple to make, packed full of goodness and energy and are also sugar free. The honey and dates provide the sweet hit, the nuts add crunch and the lemon/orange zest give extra flavour. They are great for trips out and as an after-school snack for ‘starving’ children (their words, not mine). You can also be flexible with what dried fruit/nuts/seeds you use – see the recipe for more info!
Allow 15 mins prep plus an hour max to set in the fridge. The bars will last a few days in a sealed container.
No-bake booster bars (makes 15 bars)
200g dates, roughly chopped or 200g raisins/dried cranberries
170g roughly chopped nuts (any is fine – I used mixed nuts)
30g seeds e.g. linseeds/pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds
85g peanut butter
Grated zest of 1 lemon/orange
Melt the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan on a low heat, then add the other ingredients and mix well.
Line a smallish baking tray with greaseproof paper and spoon the mixture in, patting it down so it is evenly spread and tightly packed. Once cooled put in the fridge for an hour or so to harden, then cut in to bars. Will last a few days in a sealed container.