No-bake honey and oat muesli bars recipe

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No-Bake Honey and Oat Muesli Bars - quick and easy

What I love about this no-bake honey and oat muesli bars recipe is that your preparation time is pretty much it. No oven watching required. You make your muesli mix, push it into a slice tin and put it in the fridge to ‘cook’.

Perfect for lunchboxes – slam a bar (or two) in straight from the freezer and they’ll be ready by recess. Actually, I’m pretty sure my kids would eat these muesli bars frozen if I let them.

You have been warned: these honey and oat muesli bars are utterly moreish, so be very careful when eating your first one, because I guarantee there will be another and quite possibly another to follow. I like to cut them into smaller squares and have one with my morning cup of tea. Bliss!

No-Bake Honey and Oat Muesli Bars - quick and easy

No-bake honey and oat muesli bars

  • ¼ cup sugar (you need the sugar to caramelise with the butter)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¹⁄3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced dried fruit – we like apricots, dates, sultanas or cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups bran cereal (I use hard-core healthy shredded bran)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

1. Line a 20 x 20 cm square slice pan with baking paper.

2. Heat the sugar, butter, honey and cinnamon to boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Keep stirring and boil for 1 minute until mixture thickens and caramelises.

3. Remove from heat and stir through the dried fruit then stir in remaining ingredients. Press mixture into the pan with a large metal spoon. Put into the fridge until completely cold then cut into squares or bars.

4. You can also roll this mixture into balls before placing into the fridge to set.

Freezes well – simply put your squares, bars or balls into a freezer bag, seal and freeze for up to 1 month or longer.

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    I made these for the first time and they are delish! But mine turned out crumbly. I pressed down firmly when placing into the tin. When mixing the wet and dry ingredients together, the mix still seemed a little dry.

    Any suggestions?

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