These are so easy to make and freeze very well, so there can always be slow-burn energy food to hand for outings and long walks. A square popped into a lunchbox should see them through until the end of school.
250g (9 oz) butter
250g (9 oz) light brown sugar
250g (9 oz) golden syrup
500g (1lb 1oz) rolled oats
115g (4 oz) pumpkin seeds
85g (3 oz) dried cranberries
1 orange, grated rind
Makes 24 or 36 pieces
1. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pan on the simmering plate. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and orange zest. Place on to a large AGA baking tray lined with Bake-O-Glide, press the mixture down.
2. Slide the baking tray onto the grid shelf on the floor of the baking oven. Cook until golden, about 20 minutes. Turn the tray after 12 minutes.
3. Mark into squares, whilst hot. Allow to cool completely. Then remove from the baking tray, peel off the Bake-O-Glide and cut into squares.