We tried a new recipe this week, Muesli Slice. The little ones around here love dried fruit and like some muesli bars (mainly the Be Natural brand ones), but nearly all the bars I have found have nuts in them, which aren't cool for a nut-free school. We have tried a few recipes before, but none of us like the ones that use vegetable oil as the binder, so here is a new one using melted butter, honey and sugar instead.
Original recipe here
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup crushed weetbix
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
3/4 cup chopped dried dates
3/4 cup sultanas
250g butter, chopped
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced). Grease and line a 3cm-deep, 18cm x 28cm slice pan. Line with baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang on long sides.
- Combine oats, coconut, weetbix, apricots, dates and sultanas in a bowl.
- Combine butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted and sugar dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly (about 3 to 4 minutes)
- Add butter mixture to oat mixture and stir to combine.
- Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake until golden (which for me took about 45 minutes), starting to check after 30 minutes.
- Cool completely in pan. Cover. Refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours until set.