Cranberry Muesli Bars

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    25 minutes

    It's so easy to make your own muesli bars. They're great for hikes, long road trips and camping, and they keep a fair time - unless you eat them all!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
    • 1 (400g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 cup sliced almonds
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

    Directions
    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
    2. In a large bowl mix together the oats, sweetened condensed milk, butter, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips and cranberries with your hands until well blended. Press flat into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven depending on how crunchy you want them. Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.

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    this recipe was so easy and they taste way better than bought muesli bars. I also added some chopped dried apricots and sultanas. my family loved them. If you like them firmer maybe bake in two smaller slice tins.  -  14 Feb 2012

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    627

    This recipe is SO easy, versatile, and FAST. I’ve made them so often that I have this memorized! My husband loves these. I mix in 3½-4 cups of whatever he wants (even a ½ cup of Optimum Nutrition’s plain cooking whey to create ‘power’ bars) and a pinch of spice. He usually goes for nuts and raisins. I use a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan (JRP-a cookie sheet with edges) to create commercial-sized snack bars. (If you make this in a 9×13, consider dusting the pan with oat flour.) When I use a 17×15-inch JRP, I add an extra cup of oats. I oil the JRP pretty heavily to prevent sticking. I've skipped the butter and also used fat-free sweetened condensed milk successfully. Stir for about 4 minutes to dampen the dry ingredients. I use wax paper to press the mix to the edges and corners. When it comes out of the oven 20 minutes later, I immediately use a pizza wheel to cut the bars. Then I seal the JRP with tin foil and (very quickly) flip it onto the table and remove the JRP to cool. This creates a crisp bar that he can run with. We store them in zip lock snack bags—unless we’re traveling, then a gallon freezer bag works. I love the hint from BEVERLYS55 dated 1/15/2006 (put the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a bowl of hot water while you mix the dry stuff, open it and add the melted butter and it will be easier to mix). Thank you, Aliceyn, for contributing this recipe. My husband, his co-workers, and our friends appreciate it!  -  06 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    535

    I don't actually want to rate my recipe, just offer some changes. This is the original recipe that I put in, but what I actually do is use 3 cups oats and 3-4 cups of mixed'whatever'. The more you experiment, the more you come up with your own preferred recipe. I've used Reeces' Pieces instead of choc. chips for a different flavour. Trail mix usually makes up at least 1 cup of my recipes.  -  31 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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