A no bake recipe
If you’re looking for a snack which is fun to make, and a treat for school lunches, where you can sneak some goodness in, then this is the one for you.
You can either make this into a slice and cut into bars. Or you can roll them into bite sized balls.
Muesli Bars – Super healthy seeded
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tblspn flaxseed
- 2 tblspn sesame seed
- 1 cup dried fruit (eg sultanas, cranberry, apricot, almond etc)
- tsp cinnamon or vanilla (or both)
- 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey or rice malt syrup
- 1/3 cup raw (or other) sugar
Mix oats, seeds, coconut and cinnamon together.
In a saucepan melt butter, honey and sugar.
Bring to a gentle boil for 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden in colour.
Take off heat and add vanilla (optional).
Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Choose to either make muesli bars or muesli balls with this mixture
Press into a 16cm x 26cm shallow slice pan OR 20 cm square tin or similar sized slice tray or container
Flatten – like press down very hard with a smaller cake tin, or back of a spoon, icing smoother, or whatever utensil you have to help press it flat.
Set in the fridge, overnight or for 3-4 hours.
Slice into bars.
Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and press firmly into a balls
Pop in the fridge for several hours, or over night
Note: You can mix and match the dry ingredients. So if you don’t have seeds you could use rice puffs or rice bubbles in place of them.
I hope you enjoy these muesli bars or balls. If you try them I’d love to know how you went. And if you have photos you’d like to share, please send them through.