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Not too much happening here tonight. I had an afternoon at the races (came out pretty even so all good!) and so James & Izzy had to fend for themselves – no problem there.

However I did decide to make up some very quick and super easy Apricot & White Chocolate cereal bars from an Annabel Karmel magazine. I am not a purist when it comes to children’s food. I don’t want to make anything forbidden but I do want to encourage moderation (need to lead by example I think so will have to work on that). Plus if Izzy is going to eat something that perhaps is not so healthy I prefer to know I have made it myself then I know exactly what’s in it even if it is a mountain of butter!!

These cereal bars can be whipped up in 10 mins flat and just popped in the fridge.

Here’s the recipe………

Apricot & White Chocolate Cereal Bars (Annabel Karmel)

Ingredients:

150g rolled oats

50g rice krispies

50g dried apricots, chopped

50g pecans, chopped

100g unsalted butter

85g golden syrup

75g white chocolate, broken into pieces

pinch of salt

Combine the oats, rice krispies, chopped apricots and pecans in a mixing bowl. Put the butter, golden syrup, white chocolate and a pinch of salt in a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally until melted together. Stir the oat and rice krispie mixture into the melted chocolate mixture until well coated.

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Press the mixture into a shallow 28 x 18cm tin lined with parchment baking paper, using a potato masher to level the surface. Place in the fridge to set. Cut into bars using a sharp knife and store in the fridge.

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James has already taste tested and given them the thumbs up!

Was just talking to Meredith too and we were chatting about making ice blocks or ice creams for the kids and she suggested pineapple and coconut milk blended together and then frozen. I just happen to have some left over pineapple in the fridge and coconut milk in the cupboard so I am off to try it out!

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