Simply Scrumptious Muesli Bar
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
With summer holidays on the horizon and hungry kids or guests to feed, you might like to try this scrumptious muesli bar slice. The recipe, specially created for us by Allyson Gofton, uses Something to Crow About Supreme Nuts & Berries Muesli as the base ingredient. This generous slice would be perfect to for a summer picnic lunch, for morning tea or to fuel your outdoor adventures.
500 gram bag Something to Crow About Trio of Supreme Nuts and Berries muesli (or a toasted muesli with oats/nuts/seeds/fruit)
100 grams rolled oats or extra muesli
¾ cup dried cranberries, goji berries or chopped dried apricots
250 gram bag coconut sugar
250 grams butter, diced
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Set the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm Swiss roll or slice tin with baking paper.
Into a large bowl stir together the Something to Crow About Trio of Supreme Nuts and Berries muesli, oats dried fruit and coconut sugar. In a saucepan over a low heat, melt together the butter and honey with the vanilla essence or extract, cinnamon and mixed spice. Once the butter has melted, pour into the dry ingredients and mix well to make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly coated in the buttery mixture.
Turn into the prepared tin and press down firmly. Ideally roll a smooth, straight-sided glass over the top of the muesli, pressing down firmly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the slices has begun to brown well around the edges and the whole mixture can be seen bubbling when you look through the oven door.
Remove from the oven and place on a wooden or heat-proof board. Place a piece of baking paper on top and sit a second slice tin on top. Half fill this tin with water (make sure it does not leak) to make an even weight pressing down on top of the slice and leave until cold.
If you do not have a second slice tin, use magazines or something of similar size. Weighting the slice will ensure it is deliciously firm and easy to cut into pieces. Keep in an airtight container to ensure the muesli slices do not absorb moisture from the air causing the pieces to become moist and crumbly.
Preparation time 10 minutes / Cooking time 20 minutes / Makes 30 pieces