Birdseed Bar: the Sequel

Today I was looking for a recipe that would help me get rid of some leftover bits and pieces such as seeds, dried fruit and oats.
I chose a recipe from the bbcgoodfood website for a seeds and apricot bar. As I did not have any apricots I substituted them with dried pear and dried plums.
The stuff that should hold the bar together is not honey as in the first birdseed bar I made but sugar (140g), golden syrup (3 tablespoons) and butter (also 140g).

Slowly melt the sugar, butter and syrup.
In the meantime put all of the other ingredients in a bowl.
250g oats.

50g raisins.

50g mixed seeds (I used sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and linseed).

85g roughly chopped walnuts, 40g chopped dried pear and 40g chopped dried plums.

It almost looks like muesli.

Add the bubbling sugar-syrup-butter mix.

Mix well.

Press the mix into a baking tray until about 1.5 – 2cm thick and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes at 140 degrees Celsius.

You have to let the whole thing cool down before cutting it.

I will do that tomorrow and post an update because now I need some sleep!
Update: they taste delicious if a tad sweet. I cut the slab into squares rather than bars to make smaller pieces.



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