Apricot muesli squares/bars
This mixture might be even more delicious than the final product.
Nut-free museli bars are hard to find so you will be gald you found this scrumptious nut-free recipe - and it makes 12 'bars' or 24 'squares' .
- 150g butter, melted
- 2 tb golden syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup (200g) dried apricots, sliced
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 cups nut-free muesli (I love the Freedom brand, dried fruit, coconut flakes, pepitos and all good stuff in it - not too pricey - about $4.50 for a box).
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 2 tb desiccated coconut
Preheat oven to 190 degrees c Into your melted (and cooled) butter, add the golden syrup and eggs.
Slice your apricots and place them in a large mixing bowl. Greased and line your slice tray (I used a 20cmx20cm tin).
Add flour, muesli and sugar to the apricots. Pour in the butter, golden syrup and egg mixture into the bowl and combine with a spoon/spatula.
Pour into your tin, and smooth into the corner. Sprinkle over the dessicated coconut.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes, then slice.
Place in airtight container for 5 days or up to 2 months in the freezer. The apricots make it chewy and sweet, the muesli and coconut give it some crunch.. all together delicious!
Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills.
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