Serves: 18 (makes 18 pieces)
Time to make: 20 mins
Total cost: $14.40 / $0.80 per serve
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
4 tablespoons reduced-fat spread
3 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped apricots
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup roasted nuts such as cashews or peanuts
Step 1 Place seeds on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper. Toast under grill carefully for about 3-4 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl.
Step 2 Place spread, golden syrup and brown sugar in a non-stick pan. Heat until spread and sugar have dissolved. Increase the heat to high and heat for 3 more minutes until mixture is bubbling and begins to thicken.
Step 3 Pour hot syrup mixture into bowl with seeds, fruit and nuts. Mix together then lightly press into a slice tray lined with baking paper. Cut while semi-hot, before it sets completely.
RUNNER-UP: Baking and treats category
HFG reader recipe competition 2009
Shelley McGeown, Oamaru