Makes 12 bars


3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
100g good quality clear honey
1 tsp ground mixed spice
175g rolled oats
60g mixed dried cranberries and cherries, or raisins, or 8 dried apricots, chopped
30g macadamia nuts roughly chopped
2 jazz apples
1 tsp sesame seeds
20cm square tin, lined with baking paper


1 Set the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Soften the peanut butter in a bowl, mix in the honey and spice then the oats, dried fruit and nuts.
2 Chop one unpeeled, cored, apple finely and mix into the oat mixture, with your hand is the best way.
3 Spread the mixture into the tin. Quarter and core the remaining apple and cut each piece into 3 wedges. Arrange the wedges on top of the oat mixture in 2 rows, pressing them in well. Brush the apple with a little more honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
4 Bake for 30-35 minutes until browned. Cut through into 12 bars while still hot, then leave to cool in the tin. Take out and keep wrapped in foil. The bars will keep for a week in the fridge.