Museli bars

I’ve decided to contribute a muesli slice that’s great for the kids lunchboxes or just for a snack.  Its source is the Lisa McCune cookbook called “Hopscotch & Honey Joys”.

Lunchbox Muesli Bars


125g butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp honey

1 cup oats

½ cup desiccated coconut

½ cup self-raising flour

½ dried cranberries

5 chopped up dates

½ cup seeds & nuts such as almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, macadamias and pepitas

1/3 tiny choc bits (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  2. Line a baking tray (23 x 15 cm or similar) with baking paper.
  3. Combine the butter, sugar and honey in a  saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Stir in all the remaining ingredients.
  5. Transfer the mix to the baking tray and press down with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. When cooled, cut into your desired shape.  Keep refrigerated.

Makes 16 finger bars.