Fruit and oat squares

Fruit and Oat Squares



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • ½ cup apricots, chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda


Preheat oven to 180°C and butter a lamington tray (24cm x 29cm). Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan combine butter, water and golden syrup, warm over a low heat until butter has melted.

Add bicarb soda, there will be a wonderful fizzing – the magic of cooking! – and pour into dry ingredients.

Mix until well combined. Press into prepared tray and cook for 10-15 minutes until golden.


  • In the picture I have substituted the apricots with ½ cup chopped chocolate (um-ah, I know).
  • The hot butter mixture melts the chocolate to give that wonderful colour.
  • Wet your finger tips with water to stop the mixture sticking to your hands when you press it into the tray.

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