I’m not gonna lie, these babies are GOOD, but they come at a small-ish price. After taking the time to put the ingredients in the Weight Watchers recipe builder I have discovered that one serving is worth 7WW points (I have no idea how many calories that is….and honestly I don’t really want to know). In the grand scheme of things that’s actually not too bad, but it’s just more than I thought it would be. That aside these Honey & Peanut Butter Booster Bars from one of my favorite British chefs, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are a must make…even if you only make them once….which you won’t because they are SO good!
*Note: this recipe is in grams…I converted it to cups once and it didn’t turn out as good so I would recommend pulling out your kitchen scale.
Honey & Peanut Butter Booster Bars
from River Cottage.net
- 125g unsalted butter
- 150g soft brown sugar or light muscovado sugar
- 125g no-sugar-added crunchy peanut butter
- 75g honey, plus a little more to finish
- zest of 1 orange
- zest of 1 lemon
- 200g oats
- 150g dried fruit (you pick; raisins, cherries, dates, apricots, prunes, whatever ya like)
- 150g mixed seeds (I used pumpkin, sunflower and sesame)
- Line a 9×13 or 9×9 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and turn your oven on to 325 degrees F.
- In a deep saucepan over very low heat add the butter, sugar, peanut butter, honey and orange and lemon zests. Leave until melted, stirring from time to time.
- Add oats, dried fruit, and three-quarters of the seeds to the melted butter mixture and stir until well combined.
- Spread mixture out evenly on the parchment lined baking sheet, lightly pressing into place as you go.
- Scatter remaining seeds on top and drizzle with a little more honey.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden in the center and golden brown at the edges.
- Allow to cool completely (this is the hardest part, but they are much easier to cut when cold). Cut into 18 squares and store in an airtight container.
I went ahead and wrapped mine individually in waxed paper so I can throw one in my lunch bag or grab one on my way out.