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I’m always looking for new ways to make my boys school lunch boxes exciting and varied with a balanced mix of healthy foods and a homemade treat.

Below is my recipe for Choc Fruit Rice Bars. It’s a great way to introduce fussy eaters to dried fruit. Any dried fruit can be used, so to vary the recipe try currants, dried banana chips, pineapple or apple pieces. Desiccated coconut and sunflower seeds are also interesting alternatives.

Choc Fruit Rice Bars

Makes: 12

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (60g) chocolate chips

2 tbspn (30g) diced dried apricots

2 tbspn (40g) sultanas

2 cups (60g) Rice Bubbles

50g unsalted butter

150g marshmallows

1 tbspn (20g) chocolate chips, extra

Method:

1. Grease and line a 22cm x 11cm loaf pan with baking paper.

2. Combine chocolate chips, apricots, sultanas and Rice Bubbles in a large mixing bowl.

3. Place butter and marshmallows in a saucepan and melt over low heat until smooth and combined, mixing constantly.

4. Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Bubble mix and combine well.

5. Transfer mixture to the prepared loaf pan and press mixture down firming using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips and press down into mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

6. Remove from refrigerate and cut into 12. Allow to cool completely.

  • A delicious sweet treat for the family.

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  • This look like a great thing to add to school lunch’s thanks for sharing

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  • These look super tasty – thanks

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  • Looks amazing thanks for sharing

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  • This sounds great I would eat these all day

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  • These look great will have to make for the kids

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  • have made these and a BIG HIT in my household thankyou

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  • Oh my word, I could see quite a few of these disappearing into the adult’s work lunch-boxes. They’d be delicious with a cup of coffee too. Who said food like this was only for children?


    • I made these last week, they taste amazing, family loved them, and oh so good with coffee :)



      • They will be in many grown up lunch boxes! ;)

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  • love this idea – a new take on rice crispies

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  • the kids would definitely love these

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  • This sounds like a tasty treat.

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  • what a delicious lunch time snack this would be

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  • I could see quite a few of these making their way into the lunchboxes of the adults in the house. Love the simplicity of the recipe, and how full of flavour they would be.

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  • I can see this lunch time snack going down a treat, and being the first thing eaten

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  • I love the amount of fruit in this dish

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