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Blackcurrant Energy Bar


  • 20cm square tin, lightly oiled
  • 350g thawed Mr Jeffares Frozen Irish Blackcurrants
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 200g of Butter
  • 275g rolled Porridge Oats
  • 75g of Pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 75g of ready to eat Figs chopped into small pieces
  • 100g of plain Flour
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup


Preheat the oven to 200C. In a wide based pan, carefully melt the butter for a number of minutes. Using a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, pistachios, figs and lime zest. Then stir in the melted butter and golden syrup until properly combined and all the oats are evenly covered. Pour half the oat mixture into the base of the tin, after this, place the blackcurrants over the oats as a middle layer, followed by a final layer of the remaining oats.

Press down on each layer into an even layer as you go. Place the tin into the oven for a minimum of 55 minutes preferably 1 hour. The mixture should have a golden appearance and should be crisp on all sides. Leave to cool in a cooling tray, before cutting into 18 pieces or bars. Store in an airtight container for later consumption.  

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