Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fave Foods: Muesli Slice

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.

Muesli Slice 

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

  1. 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. 
  2. Combine oats, coconut, weetbix, apricots, dates and sultanas in a bowl.
  3. 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)
  4. Add butter mixture to oat mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake until golden (which for me took about 45 minutes), starting to check after 30 minutes.
  6. Cool completely in pan. Cover. Refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours until set.

1 comment:

Cass said...

Can't wait to try this, we need nut free ones too