Date & Muesli Slice
I was actually after a recipe for kids healthy muesli bars but I didn’t really have all the ingredients for them so I decided to sort of make my own recipe. So, I used an oatmeal slice base and just added what I thought would be yummy, but they are not as healthy as I would have liked! The girls sort of helped me make these by telling me what they wanted in them, mostly honey and sugar and not much else and definately none of those sultanas! Well I only had muesli in the cupboard, and honey and dates, so in they went! (they don’t realise that muesli is full of sultanas, shh!)
What You Need:
- 50g butter
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups muesli
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 75g wholemeal self raising flour
What You Need To Do:
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celcius and line a 20cm tin with baking paper. This is so quick to make so get this out of the way first!
Melt the butter, honey and sugars over a medium heat. You want the sugar to dissove and the mixture to be smooth. Don’t be tempted to taste it because it’s that hot it will take your tastebuds right off! (not speaking from experience or anything) Set it aside to cool a bit before mixing into the dry stuff.
Mix the flour through the muesli and dates then add the melted honey and sugars. You might need to use your hands because the mixture is quite thick. Knead it all together and then press it into the baking tin.
Bake it for about 20 minutes or until it is golden on top and then let it cool in the tin before cutting into pieces. It will still be soft when it is done but it will firm up as it cools. I like them a bit chewy but if you want them crisper leave them in for a bit longer.
Oh, and a big Thankyou! to my precious 4 year old for her expert hand modeling work!