Apricot Muesli Bars …

Apricot Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars are the perfect snack when you’re feeling peckish and an ideal treat to put in the kids lunchboxes. And I do love making my own because at least I know what goes into them. These Apricot Muesli Bars are soft, chewy and delicious … it’s so hard to stop at just one! Enjoy!

Apricot Muesli Bars …
Ingredients …
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line base and sides of a brownie tray with baking paper. Allow the baking paper to extend over the side approximately 5 cm as this will make it easier to remove the muesli bars from the tin.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to gently simmer for 3 – 5 minutes to allow the caramel to thicken slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the rolled oats, sesame seeds, coconut, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds and dried apricots and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the caramel mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Press down firmly with your fingers or the back of a spoon. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, leave in the pan and allow to cool. When the muesli bars are completely cooled, remove from pan and cut when cold with a very sharp serrated knife. Cut into either 12 long muesli bars or 24 smaller squares. Please note: Even when cooled, these may still be a little soft but will firm up beautifully once refrigerated. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.