Wednesday, March 14, 2012

White Chocolate and Cranberry Muesli Bars

White choc muesli
I made two batches of muesli bars in the weekend; these ones and some chocolate ones (from one of the first recipes I posted up on here).  I tried making the muesli bars from similar ingredients so if you want to make both flavours you don’t have to buy lots of different stuff.  I really love the flavour of the cranberries in these bars and the sweetness of the white chocolate.  You can always change up the recipe to suit your tastes too – add in other nuts or fruits.
White choc1
Makes approximately 18 bars.
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecans, chopped
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup cashew nuts, chopped
½ cup white chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons honey
⅓ cup brown sugar
¼ cup reduced fat peanut butter
½ cup chocolate chips, melted
Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Line and grease a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper, allowing the paper to extend over the sides.
Mix the oats, craisins, nuts and coconut together in a bowl.  Combine the butter, sugar, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan.  Stir over a medium heat until the mixture is smooth and begins to boil.  Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.  Mix in the chocolate chips.
Transfer to the prepared pan and press the mixture down evenly.  Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.  Once cooked remove from the oven and cool in the pan.
Using the baking paper as an aid, lift the mixture out of the pan.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top and cut into bars once it has set.
White choc
lunchbox400
Check out the Lunchbox Bakes page for more great lunchtime snack recipes!

5 comments:

  1. What an awesome recipe. I love the combination of chocolate and cranberry so I know I would love this!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yummy. Have been thinking lately I should be making my own muesli bars, as we eat so many in our house and homemade are much better. I will be making these today!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome, let us know how you get on :)

      Delete
  3. I tired this recipe at the weekend and it is yummy - I have been trying to make my own muesli bars more regularly so this is another recipe to add to my selection. Thanks for sharing. Karen B

    ReplyDelete
  4. these look delicious!Ill have to follow you! its really good! its not great but if u have time take a look at mine: movingandmore.blogspot.com it would be greatly appreciated :) thx

    ReplyDelete