1. Preheat the oven to 180C fan and grease a square tin (20x20cm) well with butter. You can line the tin with baking paper if you'd rather, it can be a bit tricky to spread the oat mixture on top.
2. Place the dates in a saucepan with the 150ml of water and place over a medium heat, cooking gently for 5-10 minutes. You want the dates to be nice and squishy to make a spreadable paste. Even if you have chosen stoned dates, there can be a few stones that remain, look out for any and remove where needed. Leave this date puree to cool.
What do you snack on in the day time? Fruit? Chocolate? Biscuits or cake?
We all need a little pick me up during a long day or sometimes to help make the hours stuck at the office desk go just that little bit faster.
Marc and I vary snacks for work, ranging from cherry tomatoes, "snack bars", homemade cakes to fruit. Or whatever might be lying around, but it can get a little boring and you never truly know what is in something unless you've made it yourself.
Our recent drive to get fit and healthy again got us rethinking our diet, a bit. We've both started running (much needed exercise in a house that's always thinking about food) now is the time to think over a few other things.