Easy Chewy Muesli Bars

Easy Chewy Muesli Bars


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These are just so chewy and delicious; not like the store bought jaw breakers. My sons love these, very moist, very morish and low in fat.


Serves: 16 

  • 2 cups (310g) oats
  • 1 cup (125g) flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded or desiccated
  • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups diced dried fruit (apricots, sultanas, dates or similar)
  • 1/3 cup (75ml) maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (75ml) honey
  • 60g butter
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease a 23x33cm baking tray.
  2. Mix the oats, flour, coconut, fruit, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir well.
  3. Combine syrup, honey and butter in a microwave safe bowl then heat for 2 minutes on high until butter is melted and becomes thin liquid.
  4. Add in the boiling water and bicarb then stir; it will froth and almost double in size.
  5. Add in the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking tray and using a wet hand press down evenly.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until evenly golden.
  8. Cool in tin and slice into 16 bars.

Chocolate Chips

Do not add chocolate chips to this recipe as they make the mix too wet and it won't set. Instead melt chocolate and drizzle decoratively over the slab before slicing.

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Reviews (7)


Yum, I made these museli bars this morning and the kids, hubby and I LOVE them. They are so moist and chewy, I cannot see us buying the store ones ever again - 11 Feb 2012


I'd been trying to find an easy (and healthy muesli bar recipe for my toddler, as store bought ones are so expensive - this one ticked all the boxes. Great as a base recipe, you can add different types of fruit (we used apricots and sultanas) to suit your taste. The only change I made was to halve the brown sugar as it was very sweet - this didn't seem to affect the taste though, even my husband loved them....and he doesn't eat anything healthy! - 12 Jun 2012


so easy and yummy. Very sweet but I like that. I didn't add coconut because I don't like it. Used a fruit medley which was great. Put it in the fridge to set a little after cooking as it was falling apart. - 27 Aug 2012

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