Healthy Eating - Muesli Bars

Finding healthy options for school and work can be difficult, especially when the kids are starting to get tired of your go-to options. And while there’s entire aisles dedicated to ‘healthy’ snacks in supermarkets, these options are often still be high in sugar and expensive.

This simple muesli bar recipe is both nut and gluten free, and a great base you can change to suit your family’s tastes. For example, substitute the sultanas and dried apricots with other dried fruits, add nuts or even try replacing half the honey with peanut butter and adding some dark chocolate chips.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Makes: 24

Ingredients

  • 125ml honey
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup Rice Bubbles
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line a slice tray approximately 31 cm x 22cm with baking paper.
  2. Combine the honey and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly then remove from heat.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and pour over the hot syrup. Stir to combine.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and press firmly to make sure the mixture will stick together.
  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cool and then refrigerate until well chilled and cut into 24 slices (about 2cm x 6cm).

Recipe sourced from kidspot.com.au

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