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Peanut butter slices

Makes 20

Ready in 40 minutes

Peanut butter is a wonderful baking ingredient. Here it helps to bind the mixture and adds flavour.


2 cups (500 ml) oats

⅓ cup (80 ml) honey

⅓ cup (80 ml) pitted dates, chopped

5 tbsp (75 ml) peanut butter

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup (60 ml) sunflower oil

1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon or mixed spice

1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and lightly grease an 18 x 30 cm baking tin.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Press mixture into the baking tin in an even layer and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Cut into 20 slices while they are still slightly warm. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and remove from the tin. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  5. Serve 2 slices per person as a snack.


  1. If pitted dates aren’t available, you can use raisins or dried cranberries.
  2. Make sure you choose a good quality peanut butter that is lower in salt and sugar. Check the food labels and click here for more detail on reading food labels.
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