Fruit and nut bars

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Makes about 20

80g dates, pitted and finely chopped

80g prunes, pitted and finely chopped

75g raisins, roughly chopped

240ml water

115g butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

70g chopped walnuts

125g plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

1 Cut the dates and prunes into small pieces. Add the dates, prunes, raisins, and water to a small pan over a high heat. Bring to the boil and allow to cook for five minutes. Remove from the heat, add the butter and mix to combine. Set aside to cool.

2 Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. In a bowl, mix the vanilla, eggs and walnuts. Add to the fruit mixture. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and add to the fruit mixture. Stir to combine.

3 Spread into a 7 x 11-inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

4 Remove from the oven, allow to cool and slice into 20 equally-sized bars.

Per Serving 125kcals, 7.3g fat (3.2g saturated), 13.8g carbs, 6.4g sugars, 2.4g protein, 1.2g fibre, 0.134g sodium

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