Yup, you read it right – no baking skills required!
These are perfect with a cup of tea, mid morning snack or lunch box sweet.
What you’ll need:
margarine (for greasing)
metal baking tray
space in your freezer
225g jumbo rolled oats
50g plain or chocolate rice pops
85g dried mixed fruit (chopped small)
100g agave (from the sugar aisle)
100g peanut butter
125g runny honey
What to do:
Lightly grease your baking tray and line with cling film.
Blitz the porridge oats in your food processor/blender until slightly powdery. This is important or they won’t stick together.
Pour into your mixing bowl, adding the sultanas, dried mixed fruit and rice pops. Stir well.
Heat the agave, peanut butter and honey in a pan over a medium heat until melted. Top Tip: when measuring out the wet ingredients, use the pan as your measuring bowl to save on the mess!
Pour over the oat mixture and mix with a spoon until it has cooled slightly. Then get in there with your hands to make sure the oats and fruit are well and truly coated. Top Tip: lick your hands clean!
Tip the mixture into the lined tray and spread evenly. Lay another piece of cling film over the top and press down firmly
Leave in the freezer for 1 hour until set.
Remove from the freezer and take off the top layer of cling film. Turn out onto a chopping board and remove the rest of the cling film. Cut into 24 bars (or less if you want a nice big piece, which you will).
These will keep if you wrap in grease proof paper and store in a sealed container in the fridge. They can also be kept in the freezer, but let’s be honest, they aren’t going to last that long.
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Don’t forget, I do custom orders too. If you have something specific in mind I can collaborate with you to make just what you’re looking for.
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Ava Kitsch Jewellery holds a strong belief in upcycling and repurposing. But just what do I mean by that?
Repurposing is defined by google.com as to “adapt for use in a different purpose”. With a strong influence from the steampunk and dieselpunk genres, I often utilise vintage watch parts and pieces of hardware in my designs. By using vintage components, the pieces I create are given a history all of their own. With a thousand stories to tell, each piece is truly unique.
Upcycling is to “use (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original” (source: goggle.com). You will often find vintage components from broken pieces of jewellery incorporated into my designs, giving them a second life as something entirely new. This often means the pieces I make are entirely bespoke, unique, one of a kind pieces that are never to be replicated.
The beauty of upcycling and repurposing is that many of the pieces I make are truly bespoke. Combining the old with the new, unique pieces of jewellery are made that transcend time.
That’s Ava Kitch’s philosophy: repurpse and upcycle to make something truly unique at an affordable price. And I like to think I’m doing a little bit of good too, saving something that would otherwise be thrown away.
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