Chocolate Covered Crunchies

I find that when my kids want to bake, they want to do something quick and easy. Something you just mix in one bowl and pop in the oven. This recipe ticks all the boxes and is delicious too. You can get great results from minimum effort. A bonus is that they make great lunchbox snacks too.

This recipe works well doubled for cake sales or birthday parties. Leave the chocolate off if you wish and just enjoy them on their own.

  • 250ml flour
  • 500ml oats
  • 250ml desiccated coconut
  • 250ml sugar
  • 5 ml salt
  • 250g butter
  • 30ml golden syrup
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g chocolate
  1.  In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients

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2. Combine the butter, syrup and bicarbonate of soda and melt in the microwave or on the stove top.

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3. Mix melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine well. Kids love to get their hands into this mixture.

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4. Press the mixture into a greased tin, about 25cm x 25cm square or a rectangular casserole dish. Use the flat bottom of a glass to press down and smooth the surface.

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5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 20 to 30 minutes, until the crunchies are golden brown.

6. While the crunchies are still hot, break up 100g of chocolate and sprinkle over the crunchies. Spread the chocolate over the crunchies as it melts.

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7. Cut into squares, while it is still warm. Allow to cool in the tin.

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These must be kept in an airtight container and will keep for at least a week.

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