Apricot, cranberry and walnut cereal bar

Apricot, cranberry and walnut cereal bar

By Alpkit>

This recipe comes with excellent reviews from AKHQ (we did a whole lot of taste testing) - they have an amazing crunch that you just don't expect!

From this mix, 14 bars would contain roughly 200kcals per bar, pretty good going.

  • 120g chopped dried apricots and cranberries

  • 120g porridge oats

  • 60g puffed rice

  • 95g dessicated coconut

  • 60g chopped walnuts

  • 60g mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin and sesame are good)

  • 120g muscavado sugar

  • 150ml golden syrup

  • 120g butter

  1. Chuck the oats, rice, coconut and fruit in a large bowl. That was easy, wasn’t it?

  2. Lightly toast the nuts and seeds in a dry pan. Once cooled, lob ‘em in with the rest of the dry mix.

  3. Put sugar, syrup and butter in a pan and heat gently until they’ve all melted together. Simmer gently until the mixture begins to thicken.

  4. Take off the heat stir into the dry mix until there are no dry patches.

  5. Whilst it’s still warm, tip into a 20cm (ish) tin and press down with a spoon to even out the surface.


  7. Leave to cool for 2 hours, then they’ll be ready for chopping into perfect little bars.

  8. Wrap in greaseproof paper or foil in 1’s or 2’s and stash ‘em in your jersey pocket, backpack, framebag, jacket pocket, go box, etc.

See... it’s not that hard, it’s normally cheaper than shop bought, they deffo taste better and, admit it, you love licking the big mixing spoon.


  • Made a batch of these yesterday with a few personal tweaks, swapping dried blueberries for the cranberries and salted pecans for the walnuts. Finished tweaking the build of my new Fairlight Faran 2.0 today (with Alpkit bars and stem) and took one out with me today on the inaugural ride to celebrate.

    Great recipe, thanks for posting

    David Neilson

    July 18, 2022

  • Absolutely worth making nom, nom, nom

    Alan Coleman

    April 23, 2021

  • The chef John Torode has a recipe similar to the above. He puts a sheet of rice paper in the bottom of the tin and then squashes another sheet onto the top. It means that you can chop it up into portions and leave the rice paper in place which means less mess and more convenience. I have never tried it but it sounds like a good idea.


    March 15, 2021

  • Me too.


    March 15, 2021

  • Just wondering how long these keep?

    Susan Leadbetter

    October 12, 2020

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