I was feeling very low today and was in no mood to cook elaborately. I also had to make something for the kids for their evening snack for which by no means I wanted to indulge in an elaborate affair so decided to make some quick nutritive bars/wedges.
The oats wedges are perfect finger foods as they can be carried easily and look attractive too. I find them a quick energy booster. I recently got a can of black treacle from my SIL in UK and decided to to use it in this preparation. Thanks G for sending it, looking forward to try many more recipes with it.
The Wiki explains- Treacle is any syrup made during the refining of sugarcane and is defined as "uncrystallised syrup produced in refining sugar”. Treacle is used chiefly in cooking as a form of sweetener or condiment.The most common forms of treacle are the pale syrup that is also known as golden syrup and the darker syrup that is usually referred to dark treacle.or black treacle.
These bars need very few ingredients, are completely hassle free and surely quick to make. Yes, they were perfectly apt to boost up my low mood and gladly turned out perfect. They were firm and chewy and rich with all the health benefits of Oats.
Recipe adapted from Catherine Atkinson
175gms Rolled Oats
1-1/2 tbsp Black Treacle
2 oz Brown Sugar
a pinch of salt
On a low flame cook the butter, sugar and treacle till well combined.
Remove from fire and mix in the rolled oats and spread the mix evenly in a greased shallow baking tray of 8” size.
Bake it in a 180C preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.Cool and cut into wedges. The oats and treacle mix hardens on cooling.
Store in an air tight container.
If your kids love bars try these Chocolate-Muesli Bars too, they are simply awesome.