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Crunchies | A Lunchbox Treat

CrunchiesCrunchies are a favorite South African biscuit-like snack full of OMEGA 3 seeds and healthy goodness. Crunchies are best enjoyed as an on-the-go breakfast or as a lunchbox treat.

Pack it into your work bag in a little ziploc bag or feed to the kids as an after school snack. My son is the worst when it comes to finishing his lunchbox food so adding crunchies gives me the peace of mind knowing that he has a filling snack for anytime he feels hungry.

I like to make them in batches over the weekend for my family to enjoy throughout the week. The only problem with making a batch of crunchies is trying to keep your husband’s hands out of the cookie jar so that it would actually LAST for more than one day!

I don’t really know who to credit this recipe to as there are so many variations out there which are all very similar but this is the recipe I like best:

How to make crunchies

Ingredients:

  • Oats – 2 cups
  • Coconut – 1 cup
  • Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • 5ml bicarb soda
  • 15ml golden syrup
  • 200grams Butter
  • Optional: A handful of OMEGA 3 seeds

Method

  1. Preheat the over to 190 Degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl.
  3. In a little saucepan, heat the butter and add the bicarb and golden syrup stirring until melted.
  4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Line a big square baking tin with baking paper or grease the pan.
  6. Spread the mixture into the pan and flatten with your hands until it is level and evenly spread in the pan.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Once removed from the oven, cut into squares while it’s still hot (it hardens as it cools down) and then leave to cool down.

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Anthea

Anthea O'Neill is happily married wife and proud mother of two, a son and a daughter. She is a digital designer & front-end developer by day and a self-proclaimed glitter & crafting addict with a flair for the dramatic. Anthea's Project Life is a place for anyone who is looking to add some creativity and fun into their family life.

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  3. Pamela says:

    I loved these crunchies as a snack to keep in my bag for the hunger pangs during the day. The only problem is that when I start I have to finish the whole bang lot. Totally addictive.

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