Hiking Bars

    55 minutes

    This is the perfect snack and energy booster for a day in the great outdoors, or any occasion. Addictive!

    26 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup honey
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2 cups wholemeal flour
    • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup wheatgerm
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 cup chopped almonds
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup chopped dates
    • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, 3/4 cup honey and lemon juice until well blended. Combine the flour, oats and wheatgerm; mix into the honey mixture. Spread evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 20x30cm baking dish. Set aside.
    3. In another bowl, beat eggs while gradually pouring in 1/4 cup honey. Stir in almonds, chocolate chips, dates, apricots, coconut and sesame seeds until they are evenly distributed and well coated. Spread over the crust in the pan.
    4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until centre is set and the top is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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    You must be kidding! 1 cup butter, 1 cup honey and 1 cup chocolate chips. HEALTHY???  -  14 Oct 2012


    I liked it a lot but I also changed it a bit. First I used only 1/2 C. butter instead of 1 C.. I prefer less fat. I misread the instructions and didn't add the oats to the honey-butter mix as I was supposed to, which turned out fine. Maybe even better?!? I simply added the oats to all the other ingredients. To save more sugar and fat I skipped the chocolate. I wasn't sure about the second portion of honey either, so I simply added only 1/4 C. as stated in the instructions. The dried fruits I used were sweet too and I used more of it. You can always add a chocolate coating later on if it's not sweet enough for you with less honey. My other changes: I used almonds plus 1 C. raw pepitas instead of chocolate. 1 C. dates, coconut and apricots instead of a half cup of each, plus 1 Cup cranberries and a handfull plums. Turned out fine. Next time I will add some pumkin spice or allspice. The flavor developes more when the bars a kept in an airtight container for 1-2 days.  -  13 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We have fixed this recipe to correct the amount of honey listed in the ingredients. The second time honey is used, it is only 1/4 cup.  -  14 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)