Nut-free snack bar recipe

  • Serves 10 (makes 10 bars)
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 200 calories / serving
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For a quick and easy treat that's perfect for on-the-go, make a batch of these delicious nut-free snack bars. They’re chewy, crunchy and packed with dried fruit and crunchy oats.

Heat the oven to gas 3, 160°C, 140°C fan.

Grease an 18cm (7in) square baking tin well with the extra butter. Melt the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a pan over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the spices, oats and cranberries and mix well.

Spoon into the prepared tin and press down. Bake for 35 mins. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then cut into slices. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g (4oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 85g (3 1/4oz) Demerara sugar
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g (5oz) porridge oats
  • 75g (3oz) dried cranberries
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  • Energy 840kj 200kcal 10%
  • Fat 9.6g 14%
  • Saturates 5.4g 27%
  • Sugars 18.4g 20%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 29g Protein 1.8g Fibre 1.7g


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