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No Bake Apricot Muesli Bar Recipe

This easy no bake Apricot Muesli Bars recipe takes no time at all to make and is the perfect snack for the kids. Both regular and Thermomix instructions included.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time6 hrs
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Kids Food, Muesli Bars, Slices
Servings: 14 bars
Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats 160 grams
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Puffs see notes re substitutions - 30 grams
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 50 grams
  • 1/2 cup honey 150 grams
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 30 grams
  • 200 grams dried apricots roughly chopped if making conventionally.

Instructions

  • Line a 18 x 28cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside until needed.
  • Place the butter, brown sugar and honey into a small saucepan and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • In the meantime, place the oats, puffed rice, chopped apricots, desiccated coconut and cinnamon into a large bowl and gently stir to combine.
  • Add the vanilla extract to the cooked honey mixture and stir well before adding to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stirring through until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared slice tin and use the back of a spoon to push it firmly down to flatten the surface.
  • Transfer to the fridge to chill for six hours (preferably overnight) before cutting into bars.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Line a 18 x 28cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside until needed.
  • Place the butter, brown sugar and honey into your Thermomix bowl and cook for 10 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1.
  • Add the vanilla extract and dried apricots and mix for 10 seconds, speed 5.
  • Scrape down the sides of your Thermomix bowl and add the rolled oats, brown puffed rice (please see notes if using rice cereal eg. Rice Bubbles), desiccated coconut and cinnamon. Mix for 15 seconds, speed 5, reverse. Scrape down the sides and base of the bowl and mix for a further 10 seconds, speed 5, reverse to ensure the mixture is well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared slice tin and use the back of a spoon to push it firmly down to flatten the surface.
  • Transfer to the fridge to chill for six hours (preferably overnight) before cutting into bars.

Notes

  • I use brown rice puffs when making these bars as they hold their shape much better when being mixed, especially in a Thermomix. You can use rice bubble cereal, however  the consistency may be a little different and if making in a Thermomix, you will need to use your spatula to stir them through.
  • This recipe is best stored in the fridge for up to one week.
  • It's important to cook the honey mixture 10 minutes at least, to ensure it thickens.
  • Your mixture will be quite sticky, this is  normal. These muesli bars may also be a little sticky at the base once set.
  • This recipe is freezer friendly.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg