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No-Bake Muesli Bars

Makes 10-12 bars!

My boyfriend lurrrrrrrves muesli bars, specifically the chewy ones. He can easily eat a whole pack in one sitting, no sweat! (*whoa*)

Given that packaged muesli bars are not only expensive (have you seen the teeny tiny little bars you get once you rip through all the packaging??), they’re also usually full of multiple types of sugars, additives, antioxidants and all sorts of things you don’t really want to put into your body, I thought I’d give homemade ones a go!

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It took a bit of trial and error get the quantities right – I didn’t want them to be loaded with sweetener but they still had to stick together! Luckily I had a very willing taste tester .. and he was pretty impressed with the end result!

This is the simplest version of my no bake muesli bar recipe, so feel free to add some extra fun things in. They’re lower in sugar and higher in protein than a lot of other muesli bars and they’re boyfriend-approved! Yay!

Ingredients
150g rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice
¼ cup pepitas
1T chia seeds
75g desiccated coconut
100g almonds, chopped
125g coconut oil, melted
½C coconut nectar
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt

 

Method

  1. Grease and line a 30x20cm tray with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together coconut oil & coconut nectar.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  4. Stir through liquid mixture, until evenly coated.
  5. Press into prepared tray (really compact it down).
  6. Put in freezer for 10 minutes or until set.
  7. Remove from the tin and cut into bars.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, they last for ages!

  Tips

  • Butter or ghee hold together better and can be substituted for the coconut oil
  • Layer between greaseproof paper in storage container to prevent them sticking together
  • Other liquid sweeteners such as maple syrup, brown rice syrup & honey work well too
  • Feel free to use your imagination for the mix-ins, just make sure that you don’t only add things in i.e. if you put in 50g chocolate, take out 50g almond! Some ideas are:
    • [Cheeky Christmas treat] 4 candy canes, chopped
    • Dried fruit
    • Chopped nuts
    • Cacao nibs
    • Hemp seeds

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