Delicious DIY muesli bars

FRANK CAMORRA
Last updated 15:29 24/06/2014
Muesli bar
Marcel Aucar

MUESLI SLICE: Perfect for the lunchbox.

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As a parent to school-aged children, the challenge is on in the morning to keep lunch interesting and healthy.

The apricot and molasses in these muesli bars make them so delicious and I think they are quite healthy as well. Just don't tell your kids.

APRICOT AND MOLASSES MUESLI SLICE

115g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
85g rolled oats
55g sultanas
55g dried apricots, sliced
55g dessicated coconut
140g butter
115g sugar
1 tbsp molasses

NEED TO KNOW

Main ingredient Flour
Type of dish Snacks
Course Lunch box
Cooking time <30 min
Serves/makes 12
Special options Kid-friendly

1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease a 23-centimetre-square baking tray. Place flour, bicarb soda, oats, sultanas, apricots and coconut in a bowl and stir to mix.

2. Place butter, sugar and molasses in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring until melted and blended. Pour into dry ingredients and stir well until combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and press down evenly. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, and then cool slightly before cutting into 12 bars.

3. Loosen the edges of the bars, then leave to cool completely in the tin. Remove from the tin and store in an airtight container

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