These delicious bars are packed full of juicy raisins – the secret to making raisins even juicier than normal is to soak them in boiling water for a few minutes.
*Replace half of the raisins with chopped dates. Use 1 cup (160 g) raisins and 1 cup (190 g) chopped dried dates. The dates don't need to be soaked, so reduce the amount of boiling water to 1 cup (250 ml). Add the dates at the same time as the soaked raisins in step 4.
*Treacle is a thick, sweet, flavoursome sweetener available in many supermarkets. If you can't find it, try maple syrup instead.
First found in wine, a cholesterol-lowering phyto-chemical called resveratrol is also present in red grapes. Grapes and raisins also supply some potassium and fibre, and are a good source of boron, which helps keep the bones strong.
GI estimate medium.