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


  • 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


  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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