Thursday, February 12, 2009

South African Crunchies Recipe

Okay folks, I'm sharing something near and dear to my heart and granny's crunchies recipe. They are SO good!! In South Africa everyone grows up on crunchies. They're at most get togethers and could easily be called our equivalent of chocolate chip cookies. Everyone has their own recipe (probably from their mom) and they all have the same basic ingredients...which, I might add, are way healthy and extra delicious! These are great for snacks, play-dates, traveling and even as a "better-for-you" granola bar. Try a batch & enjoy!

2 cups oats
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix all of the above ingredients together. In a separate bowl, melt 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine with 1 tablespoon golden syrup (this is a british thing and can often be found in international aisles in the grocery store). Mix well with dry ingredients. Press into a medium baking tray. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut into squares while warm.
* If you're feeling a little naughty, a layer of good chocolate on top is always excellent...



Zee said...

I'm on the search for the best crunchie recipe, so I'm starting with yours. I'll let you know how they turn out. I'm originally from South Africa, and when we moved here in '86 my mom lost her recipe. Thanks for posting your Granny's recipe. Z

libras child said...

does it have to have the coconut? am sure the original recipe i had didn't as i hate desssicated coconut!