Nutty Cookie Bars

These are cookies that think they are a healthy cereal bar but with the texture of brownies and they are wonderful. Not much else to say really….I got this recipe originally from a good friend of mine and then one day I got lazy. Instead of rolling out each cookie I just pressed the lot in a square cake tin, sprinkled with seeds and baked.  Laziness paid off! Because the texture and taste are just somthing a cookie can’t do, they are in the disguise of something ‘healthy’, great for packed lunch and adaptable to whatever you have knocking around your presses.

I threw in some nuts, chocolate, oats, coconuts, seeds of some description and more nuts! But you could add raisin, other chocolate, dried fruits…really whatever you can cram in and love to eat! Try some zest to give a fresh twist maybe :)

Makes 16

100g Butter

100g Soft Brown Sugar

100g Castor Sugar

1 egg

1tsp Vanilla extract

150g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsps salt

75g Oats

Add them in!

30g Coconut

30g Ground almonds

30g Wheat Germ (Not suitable for Coaliac

hand full of chocolate chips

handful of nuts e.g. hazelnuts (chopped)


Seeds! e.g. sunflour, pumpkin ect.


1. Preheat oven to 180C .Beat the butter and sugars together. when all lovely and pale and creamy add the egg and extract and mix well.

2. Stir in the flour, bicarb, salt, baking soda then the oats.

3. Add in all your favorite things and mix well, you may want to stick your hands in to make sure all is combined.

4. Press into your 20cm squared tin. Bake for 10-15 min untill lightly browned. Take them out and cut but leave to cool completely in tin.

Add them to your lunch box for a tasty snack :)

Nom nom nom .....I ate a few before they cooled


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