Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice Recipe

This is a muesli slice I sometimes make for the children’s lunch box. It can be frozen and made ahead of time.

Ingredients

125g Butter

½ Cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar

1 Tablespoon honey

2¼ Cups (200g) rolled oats

¼ Cup (40g) sunflower seeds (if kids aren’t keen on seeds, replace this amount with desiccated coconut)

¼ Cup (20g) desiccated coconut

½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ Cup (75g) dried apricots – chopped (can use sultanas or choc chips instead)

2 Tablespoons (40g) Choc Chips

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.

2. Lightly grease a slice/brownie tin and line with baking paper. (The pan size will determine how thick the muesli slice is. I used a brownie pan 25cm x 15cm). 

3. Measure butter, sugar and honey in a medium pan and stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. 

4. In a bowl, measure out oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, cinnamon and apricots.

5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients; combine with a large spoon.

6.  Press mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle Choc Chips over the top.  This is a good way to limit how much chocolate is in this recipe while still giving that fun choc hit.

7. Bake in an 160°C oven for about 30 minutes (until lightly browned). 

8. Cut into pieces while still warm.

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice Recipe

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice Recipe

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice Recipe

Thermomix Variation

Below is how I used the Thermomix for this recipe.

1. I hand chopped the apricots because I find the Thermomix makes it a bit clumpy.  If you plan ahead, you can put the apricots in the freezer for a bit and then chop them frozen and it works well. Chop for 5 seconds on speed 5. Remove from bowl.

2. Place butter, sugar and honey into bowl and cook on 90° for 4 minutes on speed 1 (until sugar is dissolved – depends on if butter is at room temperature or hard).

3. Place a small mixing bowl on the top of the thermomix machine and weigh out all ingredients (except choc chips).  Add chopped apricots.

4. Combine the sugar/butter mixture with dry ingredients

5. Press mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle Choc Chips over the top.

7. Bake in an 160°C oven for about 30 minutes (until lightly browned). 

8. Cut into pieces while still warm.

Lunch Box

Muesli slice can be frozen and used in the lunch box. Not the healthiest recipe but nice for a morning tea treat sometimes. I am going to try it with no brown sugar (and use honey instead) so I’ll see how that goes.

Muesli Slice in the lunch box

- Salad & Ham Wrap

- Muesli Slice

- Grapes

- Ryvita squares

- Cucumber 

Comments

  1. says

    It sounds really nice except for all that sugar – would love to hear how you go about reducing it. But guess the sugar is what makes it a bit “chewy”
    Tea

  2. Cahra Swarris says

    Hiya, I made this today and when I tried to cut it, it just fell to pieces… What did I do wrong.? The only thing I can think is that my oven is stupid and maybe I needed to cook it for longer.? It was golden brown, chocolate melted, left it to cool, but cut it while still warm… It just fell into crumbly pieces…. Still tastes good though..!! Oh and I used dark choc on top..! Yummy..!!

    • says

      Oooo, dark chocolate would be amazing!

      Hmmm. Did you leave it in the pan to cool? If you try and cut it and move the pieces when it’s still warm, it will fall apart. Cut into pieces in the pan and then leave to cool before removing the pieces.

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