Honey Nut Muesli Bars

These Honey Nut Muesli Bars are so delicious – with a chewy caramel filling and crunchy nuts… it’s impossible to stop at one!

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I grew up baking with my Mum on the weekends. I’m 100% positive that if it hadn’t been for all of those Saturday mornings in the kitchen with Mum, I never, ever would have started Bake Play Smile.

Honey Nut Muesli Bars

For me, there’s just something so therapeutic about baking. It’s the best stress reliever (unlike cooking dinner, which is just a drag!). I love nothing more than pottering around in my kitchen on a Saturday morning baking up a big batch of cookies, a cake, or a slice. So, to say that my Thermomix, KitchenAid and oven run in overtime on the weekends is the understatement of the year!

Honey Nut Muesli Bars

One of my favourite things to whip up in my kitchen is a batch of muesli bars. Dave and I have a running joke going that when I say I’m going to do some baking, he asks what sort of muesli bars I’m making. Yep, he’s on to me. I even have a little notes section on my phone where I type in all of the muesli bar variations I want to try. Oh my gosh… reading that back now, I realise I sound like a total nerd (which, let’s face it, I am!).

Honey Nut Muesli Bars

These Honey Nut Muesli Bars came about because we bought a box of muesli bars while we were on holidays a while ago and they were really, really good. You have no idea how much it kills me to say that a store-bought box of muesli bars were just as good as my own homemade ones. Seriously. It kills me.

Anyway, I told Dave that I could make a batch that would taste just as good… but without all of the extra additives and preservatives and blah blah blah. And after a few attempts I finally got it right! These Honey Nut Muesli Bars have the most delicious honey/caramel-like flavour and the crunch of the nuts is just so, so good.

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They’re just as good, or dare I say it, even better than the yummy ones we bought. And best of all, at least you know exactly what’s going into these ones.

Honey Nut Muesli Bars

Honey Nut Muesli Bars - homemade so you know exactly what's in them!
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: muesli bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 163

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup peanut butter smooth
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup rice bubbles
  • ¾ cup roasted almonds

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line a standard sized (approximately) 17X28cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper, allowing the edges to overhang.
  • Place the rolled oats, rice bubbles and almonds into a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla essence and butter to a boil (stirring continuously).
  • Reduce the heat and simmer (while stirring) for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the dry ingredients and mix really well – so that all of the dry ingredients are completely covered.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tray and press down very firmly with the back of a spoon.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Take out and cut into long bars.
  • Place the bars into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line a standard sized (approximately) 17X28cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper, allowing the edges to overhang.
  • Place the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla essence and butter into the TM bowl. Mix for 3 minutes 80 degrees, Speed 2 or until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Add the rolled oats, rice bubbles and almonds. Mix for 30 seconds on Reverse, Speed 2 or until the mixture is very well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tray and press down very firmly with the back of a spoon.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Take out and cut into long bars. Place the bars into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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23 thoughts on “Honey Nut Muesli Bars”

  1. Sonia Life Love Hiccups says:

    I will give yours a go as they look so good. i made some muesli bars for the boys last week and they are still sitting in the pantry uneaten. They were soooo dry lol xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Sonia – I hope the boys like these ones!

  2. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! This is become one of my favorite bars !! Can’t get enough of them 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s so great to hear! Thank you xx

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