Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sommers Home Made Muesli Bars

Hmmmm - too good to miss out on! I posted this on Love Ya Baby this evening, but then felt that I would like to share it with you all as well - simply the best muesli bars (easiest, yummiest and best) to make.

Personally, I like healthy - My little person has a savory tooth on her, and she is happy to eat almost any fruit and vege I put in front of her. She does have the occasional ice cream or bit of chocolate as a small treat, but generally, we eat healthy all the time. We love these muesli bars as they are relatively healthy *bit of honey and bit of butter* and we know exactly what is in them. (Just quietly, my "big person" loves them also and they are great to take to work.)

Recipe is courtesy of my lovely friend Sommer, hence the name.

You will need:

150 g Unsalted Butter

175 g Honey

3 Eggs

60 g shredded coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

200 g pitted prunes or dates, chopped into small pieces

100g dried peaches/apricots, chopped into small pieces

75 g currants or sultanas

To make:

Pre heat oven to 170 degrees (Celsius) and line a sandwich tin or flat tray with baking paper. (NB - size doesn't really matter - I use a large one and just place mixture in part of it.)

Put the honey and butter in microwave until melted and runny.

Crack and whisk the eggs together (little people love doing this, and can easily help)

Combine all other dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine melted butter and honey with whisked eggs ans then stir into the dry ingredients. Spoon/tip onto tray and spread mixture to the edges (or spread and even up sides not touching edges)You can sprinkle extra sesame seeds on top for garnish.

NB - It is up to you how thick you make them, I usually try for about the same thickness as shop bought muesli bars or slightly thicker.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for at least half an hour before cutting into snack sizes or muesli bar size. (Makes approximately 12) - If you try and take the baking paper off the bottom of them before they have cooled - you will be in a huge mess, so don't be tempted! Just wait patiently....

I like to wrap individually in glad wrap and keep them in the fridge (or they can be stored in air tight container in the pantry for around 2-3 days.

Hope you and your little person enjoy as much as we do!


  1. These look delicious! I am definitely going to try making them for my 'little people' (and my big one too...)

    p.s. I looooove your new-style blog, it is gorgeous!!! x Jenny x

  2. Thanks Jenny! They are awesome (but watch out - they are far too easy to eat!) Very quick and simple, but soooooo effective.
    Thanks for your comment about I am really enjoying it and love the red and boldness of it all!
    Hope you and your beautiful bunting are all well - lol

  3. that looks soooooooo good!

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  4. Stopping by from Blogged to say hi and here I am reading thru your whole blog. I do like the layout...not that I saw the prior one. Am going to link your recipe in my recipe blog, i've been looking for a good one...i don't like a lot of the American cooking.