Choc-cranberry Muesli Bars
RECIPE ON PAGE 83
PREP + COOK TIME 40 mins + cooling MAKES 16 bars
● 2½ cups puffed rice
● ½ cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
● ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
● ½ cup pumpkin seeds
● 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
● ¾ cup honey
● 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
● ½ teaspoon salt flakes
● ½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 Preheat oven to 140°C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm rectangular slice pan; line base and long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over the sides. 2 Combine puffed rice, dried cranberries and all the seeds in a large bowl. 3 Place honey, vanilla and
salt in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture just comes to a simmer. Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients; stir through until evenly coated. Cool mixture for 5 minutes. 4 Add dark chocolate chips; stir until combined. Transfer mixture to pan; press down firmly with the back of a lightly oiled spoon. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan until slice firms. Cut into 16 bars.
PER BAR Energy 151kcal, 634kj • Protein 2.6g • Total Fat 5.4g • Saturated Fat 1.8g • Carbohydrate 23.5g • Fibre 1g • Sodium 72.5mg • Sugar 19g
When adding chocolate chips to a mixture that has been heated, try freezing them for 30 minutes first, as it will help prevent melting.