The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars… soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

You know how everyone has a few recipes that are their all-time favourites? The ones that they make over and over again? Well this is one of mine! Yep, these really are the best homemade muesli bars.

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

What makes them so good?? Well they have just the right amount of chewiness to crunchiness! They’re soft and delicious on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. YUM.

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

Oh and you know what else makes them the best homemade muesli bars EVER!!!?? The fact that this recipe is SO versatile. You really can’t go wrong! You can substitute the honey for rice malt syrup, the peanut butter for any nut butter or the trail mix for any of your favourite nuts, seeds or dried fruits. See… how versatile is that!!!

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

This recipe is based on my original ‘Soft & Chewy Muesli Bars’ but has been updated to include grams as well as Thermomix instructions. And there’s also now a video to show just how simple these babies are to make!

Or for something a little different, check out my Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars. 

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

So whether you’re filling up your kiddies lunchbox, making yourself a mid-afternoon pick me up or just baking for the fun of it, promise me you’ll give these a go! They really are the best homemade muesli bars (and they’re SO easy!!).

PS. These are totally freezer-friendly, so pop any leftovers into an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MUESLI BARS

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 
4.2 from 5 votes
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: muesli bars
Keyword: homemade muesli bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 483kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100g) coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey
  • 1/2 cup (125g) peanut butter or any nut butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups (150g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups trail mix (mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruit)
  • 1/3 cup (40g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (25g) puffed rice (rice bubbles or similar)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat until just melted and stir together. 
  • Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and brown sugar and mix together well. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, trail mix, plain flour and puffed rice. Mix together. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on 90 degrees, 2 minutes, Speed 2 (or until melted). 
  • Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and brown sugar and mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, trail mix, plain flour and puffed rice. Mix on Reverse, Speed 2, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix with the spatula to combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 6.9mg
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These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

34 thoughts on “The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars”

  1. Bianca says:

    Delicious first time i’ve ever made home made muslin bars. I added extra trail mix and not the desiccated coconut, also used butter instead of avocado oil.
    Will definitely make again – THANK YOU

    1. Bianca says:

      Museli – sorry the auto correct strikes again

      1. Natalie says:

        Hi what could you use instead of nuts as the kids can not have nuts at school?

        1. Lucy says:

          Hi there, I would try this recipe instead: https://bakeplaysmile.com/nut-free-muesli-bars-lunch-box-recipe/

    2. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much!!! I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed them! xx

  2. Nikki Higgins says:

    4 stars
    You need to be quick with this recipe that you don’t eat the mix straight from the bowl, it’s so delish!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hehehe so true!!!!!

  3. Karen says:

    Do you think this would work without the sugar❓

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Karen, I would try reducing rather than totally omitting. xx

  4. Cass says:

    So delicious! I used rice malt syrup instead of honey, and 3 wheetbix as I didn’t have rice bubbles. So yummy and chewy! I’ve tried so many recipes but all end up too crumbly. This is amazing!

  5. Annie says:

    4 stars
    This slice was really delicious. I didn’t have rice bubbles so used 2 weet-bix instead. It was probably too sweet for me and I only used 1/3 cup of sugar so if you’re not a sweet tooth I think 1/2 the amount of honey and 1/2 the amount of sugar would be fine. I didn’t have trail mix and don’t like pumpkin or sunflower seeds so just chopped 1/3 cup of almonds and 1/3 cup of currants so maybe leaving the currants out would work better (so not so sweet). I also added 1 egg. Peanut butter was a really great idea. Will make again.

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