Adding oats for long-lasting energy, nuts for protein and dried apricots for beta-carotene gives these Rice Krispie squares a healthy twist for snack food. They are very easy for children to prepare and require no cooking. 


• 100g white chocolate

• 75g unsalted butter

• 75g golden syrup

• 60g Rice Krispies

• 60g porridge oats

• 50g chopped dried apricots

• 30g pecans, finely chopped


• Melt together the chocolate, butter and syrup. In a large bowl, mix together the Rice Krispies, oats, dried apricots and pecans. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture.

• Line a fairly shallow 20cm (8in) square baking tin. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface with a potato masher.

• Place in the fridge to set. Cut into squares before serving.


Makes nine squares

Suitable for one-year-olds plus