Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Muesli Bar Slice



I found this recipe on the internet just before the GST was introduced. Mums all over Australia were trying to find ways to cut costs. I guess nothing has changed !!  Of course I tweaked the recipe to suit our own tastes and budget

1 cup of rolled oats / rice bubbles / corn flakes - it doesn't matter as long as there are some rolled oats in the mix and it equals 1 cup ( I mix it up )
1 cup sultanas, apricots, cranberries or other dried fruit
1/2 cup Whole meal or white Self raising flour
1/2 cup of raw sugar
1/2 cup of coconut
125g of butter
2 tablespoons of honey

Place butter, honey and sugar into a saucepan and melt until the sugar has dissolved
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl
Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix until sticky
Press evenly into a greased slice tin. Use a potato masher to flatten out
Bake @ 180c for 20 - 25 minutes until golden
Cut into bars / squares when cold

Keeps for 5 - 6 days in airtight container

The finished product.

Squishing it down with the potato masher.

Ready for baking.

36 comments:

  1. Fantastic Wendy, I'm going to try this today. Can you freeze these? Many thanks, Maureen

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    1. I haven't tried freezing it Maureen. It doesn't last long enough in my house to make it to the freezer.

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  2. Great recipe, thank you Wendy. I cant wait to try this, and I am guessing it wont last long in this house either lol :)

    xTania

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  3. Excellent! Thanks Wendy im sure my kids will love these in their lunchboxes ;)
    Also wondering whether you could post your monthly shopping list?

    Dee

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    1. Hi Dee. I'd been stockpiling late last year so that I didn't need to do a big shop in the heat during Summer. When my shopping list gets back to normal I'll post it. At the moment it only has a handful of items on it.

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  4. Hi Wendy. This looks like it would be a winner made with rice bubbles, or a bit of Gluten free Muesli and Gluten free flour. I'll give it a try for my daughter. Thankyou!

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    1. As long as you have rolled oats or muesli in it you should be fine. I also use the crumbs from the bottom of the cereal packets.

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  5. crumbs at the bottom of a cereal packet is known as dust in our house ...... muesli bars look fantastic must give them a go
    Donna

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  6. Wow they look yummy! Will definitely have to try these will make great snaks for school lunch boxes! And will certainly save me money!

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  7. Hi all, I make a very similar slice and it freezes beautifully. I just cut it up into morning tea portions and pop into a Tupperware container in the freezer.

    Stella

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  8. Thanks Wendy for your muesli bar post. Do you think it would not ruin it if I replaced the butter with nutulex instead? Thanks. Liz.

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  9. Another yummy recipe that has gone straight into my recipe folder. I'm making it tonight!

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  10. What an easy but fantastic museli bar, thank you so much for sharing, & such a great idea using up eg weet bix crumbs , thank u, Rosie

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  11. Fabulous Wendy, the bottom of our weetbix box is always left so this slice looks like it could be a good place for the neglected weetbix to end up mixed with yummy rolled oats. Will give it a whirl in the coming days. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  12. I made it and it's possibly the best muesli slice ever! I used rolled oats, sultana bran and cornflakes, dried apricots, dried blueberries and raisins. There is absolutely no way it will last 5-6 days! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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  13. This looks delicious! I'll be making it over the weekend for sure.
    I was wondering whether you could post the links from your ACA stories, i think i may have missed a couple but can't find them online!

    Will you be posting anything today?

    Regards,
    Kylie

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    1. No posting today. I'm cleaning my bathrooms and doing some cooking and baking.

      I'm still getting the hang of posting links ( I'm tech challenged ). The last story I did was 22nd Dec 2014. That was the Christmas one. It should be on ACA's website. I think I did two in Nov. One doesn't have audio.

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    2. There's another story from 3rd Nov 2014. It's about putting discount stores to the test.. It's on the ACA website.

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  14. Oh my goodness Wendy, I made your yummy slice last night- delicious! Lucky i made 2 as what was put out after dinner with tea and coffee was literally woofed down. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  15. Hi Wendy, made this slice tonight. It was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. Could you give the measurements for a " slice tin " please

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    1. The internal measurements are 28 cm long X 18 cm wide.

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  17. HI Wendy, I tried to make this slice today, but it wasn't sticky enough. It still tastes yummy, but the squares are falling apart. I only used rolled oats, as I didn't have any cornflakes. Tricia

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    1. Did you use a potato masher to squash it down in the tin before baking ? What about your wet ingredients ? Did you use the correct amount ?

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    2. Made another one, worked this time , thanks

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  18. Yum. Just made them. Swapped the sultanas with 50% gluten free muesli I wanted to get rid of and 50% Paleo fruit and nut. A very yummy slice. How do you not get fat cooking all your yummies!

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    1. All in moderation. I think I'm going to have to cut back as the kilos are creeping on.

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  19. Hi Wendy, I just made this, and it's delicious. It's going in my book of " keeper" recipes. I too in the past have had trouble with Muesli slices sticking together. When I mixed this, it was coming together nicely in the bowl, and I thought "it's going to work". Fantastic hint about the potato masher!
    Thank you, Helen

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  20. Made this with cornflakes, rolled oats and dried apricots and cut into 12 bars, wrapped individually in foil in freezer for lunches. A big success. Thankyou. Sue

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  21. I made this this week but didn't add enough wet ingredients so it crumbled. I just crumbled it up even more and put it in a nice jar for toasted muesli this week. Still delicious!
    Tina

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  22. Hi Wendy, do you think you could use oil instead of the butter? Thanks for your website, it's amazing.
    Lesley J

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    1. Lesley, I personally haven't tried oil instead of butter so I'm not sure it will work. Give it a go and if it doesn't stick things together it will still taste nice.

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    2. I personally don't think it will work because oil doesn't solidify you could try using coconut oil. If your worried about the butter you could always try using different types like nuttalex :)

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  23. Another reader who has moved this not only to my "keeper" recipe file, but I've actually made this every week for the kids. I love sending them to school with snacks, with full knowledge of the ingredients. I use a 33% mix of dried apricot, sultanas and cranberries. Since I always do my washing up by hand (and I'm too lazy to wash even one extra item), I don't flatten the slice down with a potato masher, I just wet my hands and pat it down firmly.

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