Crunchies

Ingredients:
4 cups regular oats
3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup all-purpose flour
11/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup butter
3 tablespoons golden syrup or honey
1/4 cup low fat milk
2 teaspoons baking soda
Vegetable or canola oil spray

Instructions :
1)set oven rack in middle and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2)Spray 10 x 15 pan with oil spray
3)In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients except baking soda and mix well.
4)Melt butter and syrup in microwave ,allow to cool for 5 minutes.
5)Stir baking soda into milk and dissolve completely
6)add the cooled butter mix and milk mix to dry ingredients and mix very well with spoon or easier with hands
7) distribute evenly on baking tray and press down well , push down corners that come up.
8) bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown , rotate pan after 16-18 minutes. Keep an eye, if browning too quickly cover loosely with foil and or turn oven down to 300 degrees F for the last 5-10 minutes.
9) remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10-12 minutes. Cut while warm into squares .

Note:
1)the longer you bake, the more crunchy they will get. If you like them chewy bake for less time – 25 minutes.
2) cut the foil to fit the pan before you put in oven so you are prepared. Remove from oven to rotate and cover keeping oven door closed so temp doesn’t go down.
3) if necessary place on top of another baking tray to stop the bottom from browning too quickly.
Recommend- not to use quick cooking oats.
Use Lyle’s golden syrup
Store in airtight container for up to a week.

Tried and Tested and Posted by: Belinda Epstein Assin

 

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