Sunshine Muesli Bars

Muesli – helps set you up for the rest of the day and can be crammed full of filling, nutritious ingredients that may include seeds, fruit – both fresh or dried – and nuts. Topped off with low fat natural yogurt and milk, it’s a divine way to start every beautiful and promising new day. And here you have a portable version of muesli to eat-as-you-go!

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Ingredients

300g Make It Your Own Muesli (click for super easy and oh-so-speedy recipe)

100g unsalted butter

100g light muscovado sugar

1tbsp honey

1tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • Weigh the Make It Your Own Muesli into a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Next, put a piece of greaseproof paper on to a baking tray. This should be just bigger than the baking tray enabling you to curl it over the baking tray edges.

Dawn: Use a baking tray with a little depth to it so you are making bars that are nice to hold and gives you something to grip.

  • Put the sugar, butter and honey into a small saucepan and slowly melt the three ingredients, stirring them together. Don’t rush this process. When melted, add the cinnamon and stir in.
  • Now pour the melted treacle-looking mixture into the bowl containing the muesli and stir these ingredients together. The muesli will start to look darker and become sticky in appearance.
  • Pour the muesli sticky mixture onto the greaseproof lined baking tray. With the back of a wooden or metal spoon, smooth out the muesli mixture as equally and evenly as possible across the tray. Cover and allow to go cold before putting in the fridge. Allow to set. Or, alternatively, place in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 4, 180°C electric for 15 minutes and when baked, allow to cool.
  • Then simply take a knife and cut this very large muesli-looking ‘bar’ into as many smaller snack size muesli bars as you want to make.

Dawn: These bars make great energy boosting snacks for when you need an energy lift…be it eating breakfast on-the-go or as a tasty lunchbox treat for you and the family at work or school, through to staving off those niggling mid-afternoon hunger pangs in the office or simply as a Sunday afternoon walking break booster to spur you on your way. 

These high energy muesli bars can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge and should keep fresh for about a week – if they aren’t eaten beforehand! They’re very scrummy – you have been warned!

Try them and see for yourself – and let me know what you think. 

For more easy to make and oh-so simple to follow recipes, then follow this blog at www.forfoodlovers.wordpress.com and over at Twitter @Love_Food_UK. The Cooking Whiz is also on Mumsnet and Facebook.

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