These Crunchies are not only a massive hit in my home, but also have an amazing reputation in South Africa, and as a mother of five hungry children, who always seem to need a snack. I often find that I need to whip up a sweet treat ASAP! We call them Christmas crunchies due to the fact that we always have them on our Christmas table.
So, I thought I would share the recipe with you!
4 cups dry oats
3 cups Shredded Coconut – Unsweetened
1 cup Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Salted Butter
3 Tsp Honey or Golden Syrup
1/4 Cup Milk (Full Fat)
2 tsp Baking Soda
200g Milk Chocolate
Non-Stick Baking Spray
Preheat oven to 325’F / 160’C
Spray Baking Pan (9 inches by 14 inches)
Mix all the dry ingredients together except the Baking Soda
Combine the syrup/honey with the butter and melt. Allow cooling. (5 minutes)
Stir Baking Soda into the milk, and make sure it dissolves.
Add the cooled butter to the milk. Combine with the dry ingredients.
This is where it gets fun, get your hands dirty and mix all the ingredients together.
Spoon into the Baking Pan, flatten and cover with foil.
My suggestion is to bake for 15 minutes with the foil, uncover and bake for a further 15 minutes until golden brown. For a chewy Christmas Crunchie bake for 30 minutes. For a crunchier Crunchie bake for 35/40 min. Just keep an eye on it.
Remove from the oven and using a sharp-tipped knife cut your squares.
Melt the chocolate.
Drizzle over. Allow cooling.
These Christmas Crunchies are absolutely delicious! A huge hit in our house! In fact, I actually made some this week.
These look delicious, what a lovely present. I’m definitely going home made for teacher gifts when he is older. Bucket and spade is just hilarious, I hope they enjoyed. Thanks for sharing with #abrandnewday
They were a great hit! Thank you for visiting!! X
Oh YUM!!! These sound fab!! I love the idea of home made gifts, we might give these a go! #ABrandNewDay
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! X
Oooh these look delicious – can I just make them for myself? But what a fab present, I much prefer a thoughtful homemade gift. #abrandnewday
Of course! Just make sure you hide them well!! X
Can you believe I’ve never made these! I usually buy them from one of the homemade cakes & cookies shops. Will Pin this for when I’m feeling adventurous. Thanks.
I will make these TODAY! Yummy!!! #globalblogging
We make something really similar here in Scotland! Will definately try your recipe #globalblogging
These look yummy homemade gifts always the nicest thanks for hosting #globalblogging
Coconut is one of my favourite flavours, will have to give these a try :) #globalblogging
Mmmmmm. I might be rethinking today’s menu now.. I have a hankering for Crunchies!!
Wow these look lush!!! Im always up for trying new baked goods!!! <3 #globalblogging
Mmmm. How much is 200g chocolate in America?! :)
I love most treats with coconut!
Mmm! Those sound delish! We’re not big coconut eaters here, but I bet I’d like these. Sounds pretty easy to make too.
These look amazing! I’m allergic to coconut but the Hubster loves it so I may just have to treat him to a batch. #GlobalBlogging
My mouth is watering – these look absolutely deliicous! #globalblogging
Love Love Love crunchies. And they are easy enough for the little ones to help make. Great inspiration for my weekend baking project. #globalblogging
These look divine! Coconut, oats, chocolate…yes please. :-) Pinning.
Wow that looks fairly easy and yummy indeed, maybe it’s a good idea to prepare it together with my toddler.
They look yummy. I would probably double up on the chocolate drizzling though but we love chocolate over here. #GlobalBlogging
My kids would go bat shit crazy over these!
Looks good! With all the oats, it also looks like it would be good for breast milk production (apparently where my head has been at recently, lol). #globalblogging
Yum! These look just my sort of thing!! #GlobalBlogging
oh, these look really nice. will have to try and make some #GlobalBlogging
I am definitely bookmarking this for later. This look so tasty and made with ingredients I already have. Win win! #GlobalBlogging
Oh yum! I have all these things in the house so pinned for the weekend :) Thank you
Look, sound and I’m sure taste absolutely yum!!!
Saving for a baking day:) Thanks for sharing…
I bet these are so much better than shop bought. #GlobalBlogging
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