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Ginger chocolate oat bar

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 12-15
Dietary Vegetarian
From Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen
This is a fantastic chocolate oat dessert packed with dried cranberries and cherries and the spice kick of crystallised ginger. It’s great in a picnic box too.


  1. Melt the butter in a pan. Add both types of oats and cook for three minutes. Transfer to an oven dish that will fit in your fridge.

  2. Place a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the chocolate and cream to the bowl and leave to melt for 15 minutes without stirring.

  3. Add the cranberries, cherries and ginger to the oats and stir.

  4. When the chocolate has fully melted, give it a little stir and then pour over the oat and fruit. Fold the chocolate through and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. When set, break into pieces by hand and serve.


  • 100g/3½oz butter
  • 100g/3½oz jumbo oats
  • 100g/3½oz rolled oats
  • 450g/1lb dark chocolate, 72 percent
  • 150ml/5fl oz double cream
  • 150g/5½oz dried cranberries
  • 150g/5½oz dried cherries
  • 150g/5½oz crystallised ginger, chopped

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