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Quickest Crunchie Bars in Se7en Steps…

May 13th, 2009 · 11 Comments

These are our quick dash breakfast bars. On the day we have to be up and out the door by 7:30 AM and yes we do do this once a week. This may be the real reason we homeschool – we have no early birds! And I have to usually drag the three youngest sleepy heads from the depths of sleep. Here is what you are aiming for:


Only four ingredients to remember even in a semi-conscious, pre-dawn daze I can manage to turf them all together and in the twenty minutes it takes everyone to be up and dressed, teeth scrubbed and strapped in their car-seats these are done. I just grab the pan and go, by the time we get to our destination they are cool enough to munch!

Let’s Meet the Players:


  • 400 g rolled oats
  • 300g butter
  • 200g sticky brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Measure the oats in a large bowl and keep on the side.


Step 2: Measure your butter, sugar and syrup into a pot. Maybe a bit of a bigger pot than the one we used. But hay – this is the pre-dawn after all!


Step 3: Pop your pot onto a stove top and heat gently until the sugar has melted. Don’t leave it, you don’t want it to boil.


Step 4: Once you sugar mixture has melted then remove it from the heat and pour it out, onto the waiting oats…


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Step 5: Mix, mix, mix. Make sure that all the oats are covered…



Step 6: Pop it into a well-greased tray. Spread it out evenly and push it down if need be.


Step 7: Pop it into a medium oven – 180 degree Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake for about twenty minutes until it is golden brown on top. Once it has been out of the oven for about two minutes use a sharp knife and slice it into bars. Leave it in the tray to cool.


Frankly I can live with this for breakfast.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 S // May 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

    My goodness! This is organisation at its best! They sound delicious. I shall be trying them!

  • 2 se7en // May 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Hi S, You should see the military precision!!! I am so kidding!!! Try them they are quick and great! Have a good week!

  • 3 brenda // Jun 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    can you please give the recipe in cups or mls as i am not sure about the gram measure

  • 4 se7en // Jun 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Hi B, I will look for a conversion chart or next time I make it I will measure in cups for you! Meantime you can try this link: – Hope it helps!

  • 5 se7en // Jun 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Hi B, I will look for a conversion chart or next time I make it I will measure in cups for you! Meantime you can try this link: – Hope it helps! Here’s another one:
    Have a good week!

  • 6 susan // Jul 5, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Hi – I made these and they have a wonderful taste. My batch did not stick together, though, so instead of bars, I had clumps of granola. Is this how the recipe is supposed to turn out? I tried to convert the recipe to cups rather than grams, so I may have converted incorrectly. Thank you!

  • 7 se7en // Jul 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Hi S, Sorry they didn’t turn into bars – ours always do! I am trying to remember to do recipes in a more universal cup measurements! That’s the trouble with living on the far side of the world… Take care.

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