Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Swiss Oatie Bars

These are great fun for kids to make. The recipe calls for muesli, commonly eaten with yogurt for breakfast in Switzerland; it is filling, healthy and super tasty. 


Click here to watch JennyB's daughters making Swiss Oatie Bars
100 grams butter (3 and 1/2 ounces)
85 grams brown sugar (3 ounces or 1/2 cup packed)
2 tablespoons golden syrup (here in the UK) or honey
2 big tablespoons smooth or crunchy peanut butter
140 grams (1 hefty cup) unsweetened muesli with raisins
85 grams (3/4 cup) rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1) Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F). Melt the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup (or honey) over medium heat. Stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until melted.

2) Dump the muesli and oats into a large bowl and pour over the sugary/peanut butter mixture. Mix well. Line a 9 X 13 baking tin with parchment paper and pour in the oatie mixture. Press into the corners and place in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Jenny,
Do you know if they have muesli in the states, or do you have a suggestion for a substitution? I think my daughter would love to make her own breakfast bars to take to school as a snack.

JennyB said...

Susan,
I checked with Whole Foods and they do indeed carry Muesli. To find a store near you, click here http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/all/index.php

Otherwise, I would imagine that any health-food type store would carry Muesli. Maybe even traditional grocery stores?
Good luck and let me know how your Swiss Oaty Bars torn out!

Jenny