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Snap, Crackle & Pop at work – Muesli slice

When I was a child I loved the Kelloggs Rice Bubbles (Rice Krispies for those people not in Oz) ad on TV.  Snap, Crackle and Pop were the three character who bought the breakfast cereal to life.  Unfortunately not even my adoration for them meant that I was committed to the cereal for very long.  Being a typical fickle kid and getting bored with breakfast cereal rather often meant that there was regularly half a box left sitting in the cupboard. 

These days my tastes have changed substantially and rice bubbles are no longer a part of my breakfast regime.  Although I did purchase a box to make my Mars Bar Slice [1] and of course, there was half a box left over.  So being the ‘never waste anything’ person that I am I was racking my brains on what to do with it and remembered this slice we used to make when I was younger.  We used to use it as an energy bar when we were at an all day swimming competition as they were a great substitute for lollies because they gave you that bit of a sugar hit in a healthier way.  

muesli slice (recipe from my Mum’s cook book – I have no idea where she got it from)
makes approximately 40 – 46 pieces

1 cup toasted muesli
3 cups rice bubbles
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

4 Tbsp honey
125g butter 
4 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup raw sugar

Lin a 30cm x 20cm lamington tin with non-stick baking paper.

Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. 

Place the last four ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Melt these together, stirring to combine.  Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir continuously to ensure the mixture does not stick or burn.  The mixture will thicken slightly.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.  Press into the prepared tin and refrigerate until set, a minimum of 1 hour.  Cut into pieces.

My tips:  *Make sure that you mix the wet and dry ingredients quickly as the sauce begins to thicken as soon as it cools.  *Press it firmly into the tin so that it stays together when you cut it.  When you press it into the tin use a silicone spatula or wooden spoon as the mixture will be hot to touch.  *When you want to cut it, take it out of the fridge and leave it sit for 5 minutes, it is much easier to cut into pieces.













ease: 10/10.  This  couldn’t be much simpler.  Get the kids to help measure out the dry ingredients.  They’ll love eating what they help to create.
prep time: 15 mins.
cooking time: 10mins.

total: 25mins.

taste: 9/10.  I love the chewiness and sweetness of this slice.  The rice bubbles give it a lightness that somehow makes it seem really healthy (and luckily for me), like you can eat several pieces without overindulging.  These really are simple to make and simply a pleasure to eat.  G’s comment:  9/10.  The rice bubbles, muesli and seeds give it that muesli bar feel about it.  The peanut butter and honey stand out and work really well.    

would I make it again: Definitely – Especially if I had the ingredients sitting around.  These are great for kids (and adults) lunch boxes, for picnics, birthday parties or just something sweet to have whenever you have that sugar craving.