Saturday, November 14, 2009

Homemade Snack Bars

Food 4 Tots is one of my favourites blogs. The blogger shares some simple-to-follow recipes and suitable for kids. And the photos taken are great! I really learn a lot for this blog. Thank you very much, Food 4 Tots! The 1st recipe I tried out from this blog is the "Homemade Snack Bars" - simple ingredients and straight forward methods. No electrical mixer, no oven, minor cleaning up! And yet taste good and healthy!

(From Food 4 Tots)
40g rolled oats
40g sunflower seeds
40g pumpkin seeds
Handful of black and white sesame seeds
3-4 tbsp clear running honey

  1. Heat up the pan.
  2. Put the black and white sesame seeds in a non-stick and dry fry (without oil) over a medium-low heat until they are fragrant. Set aside.
  3. Dry fry the oats for 3 mins. Turn the oats occasionally to make sure they cook evenly.
  4. Add the sunflower and pumpkin seeds and dry fry for another 2 minutes or until light golden. Take care – the pumpkin seeds may pop a little!
  5. Return the roasted black and white sesame seeds to the pan and dry fry for ½ min.
  6. Take the pan off the heat. Stir in the honey – it will sizzle at first but keep stirring until the oats and seeds are coated. Allow to cool slightly.
  7. Line a 20cm x 10cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  8. Spread the mixture evenly on the paper and line another one on top of the mixture.
  9. Use a presser (or chopping board) to apply pressure to the mixture.
  10. Chill for at least 1 hour, or until solid. Turn it out of the tin and peel off the greaseproof paper. If you have problem to peel off the paper, leave it at room temperature for 1 min and try again. Cut into bars.
  11. Keep it in an air-tight container and store in the fridge. Best to be consumed within a week.


Food For Tots said...

Tks for your kind words and supports. You have done a great job! KUDOS!

jjcht said...

HI FFT! Thanks for dropping by. My snack bar not as solid looking as yours. Too thin. Must improvise it.

Vincent Lee said...

Wow, it looks really delicious. When can I taste them and give precious comment? xD Good job and keep it up!