Fruit and nut bars

Fruit and nut bars Easy Food
Makes 20 (approx.)
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 walnuts, chopped
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