Elegant’s Honey and peanut bar recipe

Breeze’s Tip: Always have an adult watch you or to help with the washing up.


Time to put together:  15-20 minutes

Cooking ; 30 minutes

Serves approx 16 people or two ogres.


125 g butter

150g soft brown sugar

125 crunchy peanut butter (no sugar)

75g honey

Zest of one orange

200g porridge oats

150 g dried fruit: aisins, sultanas, apricots, prunes or dates

150g mixed seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, linseed or poppy


  1.  Grease and line a baking tin, about 20cm square. Put the butter, sugar, peanut butter, honey and grated citrus zests in a deep saucepan over a very low heat. Leave until melted, stirring from time to time.
  2.  Stir the oats, dried fruit and three-quarters of the seeds into the melted butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Spread the mixture out evenly in the baking tin, smoothing the top as you go.
  3.  Scatter the remaining seeds over the surface and trickle with a little more honey. Place in an oven preheated to 160°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.