Sunday, July 18, 2010

Muesli Bars

125g butter or marg
1 cup white sugar
2 TB golden syrup (can sub honey if req)
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup dessicated coconut (can sub rolled oats - the big oaty stuff)
1 egg
1 cup dried fruit
5 weetbix or equiv dry wholewheat breakfast cereal, crushed (I use 4 weetbix - personal pref)

Preheat oven to 180C. Spray/butter 20cmx30cm sponge roll tin.
Place butter, sugar and golden syrup into large saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted.
Remove from heat, add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Press into prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes.
Cut into bars while still warm but leave in the tin until completely cold before removing.
Store in airtight container.

** Different measures of same ingredients results in completely different types of bars. If softer, chewy bars are more popular (they are here) then use less weetbix and oats (tho not sure about adjusting coconut measure as I don't use it at all). Otherwise follow directions for drier, firmer bar. I muck around with the measures everytime I make them just to see how they turn out and they're always nice just different textures really. **