What We’re Cooking: Fruit & Nut Oaty Bars

Share Cookbook {The Little Market}

A special thank you to Kyle Books and Women for Women International for contributing this recipe!

Anne Firth Murray, humanitarian and Stanford University professor, believes that “it is vital to transform the world by changing the way people treat each other, and by modeling that kind of changed behavior ourselves.” At The Little Market, we take great pride in helping women all around the world, and by being able to share this recipe, with the help of Women for Women International, we hope that we can also spread Murray’s message on to our readers!

As spring has arrived, we’ve decided to share an easy-to-make recipe from one of our most inspiring cookbooks by Women For Women International, “Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity,” which has contributions by Meryl Streep! If you’re looking for a delicious, energy-boosting (and customizable!) snack, read below for Anne Firth Murray’s Fruit & Nut Oaty Bars (available on page 53).

Fruit & Nut Oaty Bars Recipe

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the butter, sugar, and honey in a medium pan over low heat and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, dried fruit, and nuts. Press the mixture into a lightly greased 8 inch × 12  inch × 2 inch rectangular nonstick roasting pan and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then score lightly with a knife into 12 bars. Leave to cool completely in the pan before removing.

The bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to four days.

Cook’s Tip

For a change of flavor, try replacing the dried cherries, dried cranberries, or raisins with an equal amount of chopped dried apricots or dates.

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About Anne Firth Murray

Born in New Zealand, educated at the University of California and New York University, Human Biology Professor at Stanford, humanitarian, and founder of the Global Fund for Women, Anne Firth Murray has dedicated her life to helping women all around the world.

Global Fund for Women was founded in 1987 and is currently the largest nonprofit organization in the world that helps women’s human rights. GFfW believes women have the right to “live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage.” To make this possible, they support many initiatives, partnerships, and campaigns. Some of these are Adolescent Girls Fund, FLOW, and #Unstoppable.

In 2005, Murray was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, she has released two books: “Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change” in 2006 and “From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice” in 2008.

About Women for Women International

Women for Women International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by Zainab Salbi, an Iran-Iraq War survivor, and her then-husband Amjad Atallah. The organization is centered around the idea of helping women who have survived war rebuild their lives.

Since 1993, WfWI has helped 478,000 women rebuild their lives. As of 2019, WfWI helps 9 war-torn countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. For more information on how you can be a sponsor, visit www.womenforwomen.org.

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With this delicious recipe, we hope that we can spread Anne Firth Murray’s message of treating each other kindly and WfWI’s message of common humanity to you. Happy Spring!

For more women empowering recipes, get your copy of “Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity” from The Little Market today! Let us know if you’ve tried any of the other wonderful recipes in the comments below or tag us @thelittlemarket on Instagram!

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