Easy crunchies

Easy crunchies: Teatime bites. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Easy crunchies: Crispy oat bites that melt in your mouth

Buttery deliciousness that melts in your mouth. These easy crunchies are just what you need for your next tea party.

Easy crunchies

Easy crunchies: Teatime bites. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Looking for a quick go-to cookie recipe? These easy crunchies are perfect for teatime, a quick morning bite or even as a midnight snack. Ready in less than an hour, these crispy delights will certainly hit the spot.

The best about these biscuits is that you can easily double or triple the ingredients to bake bigger batches. And this is probably what you would need to do because they are so addictive. Once your family members have taken a bite of these buttery cookies, they will want to enjoy a cookie or two all the time.

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When these beauties turn golden-brown they are ready and can be removed from the oven. Don’t overbake them as they can burn and become too brown around the edges.

When ready, these tasty bites will be crispy on the outside and soft in the centre. The hardest part is waiting for the cookies to cool down before you can start enjoying them. But you can try them warm as well!

Easy crunchies recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 170 g butter

  • tablespoon golden syrup or honey

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 50 g brown sugar

  • ½ – 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup dry shredded coconut

  • cup sliced almonds

  • cups of oats

  • cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon spice

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg spice

Method

  • Prepare an 8×8 or 9×13 baking pan/sheet if you want thin crunchies – grease or spray with cooking oil. Set aside
    Melt butter, syrup, brown sugar, sugar and salt in a saucepan, until completely melted. You may do this in a microwave-safe bowl. Then add baking soda. Mix.
  • Combine all the other ingredients in a large bowl – oatmeal, flour, coconut, sliced almonds and spices. Thoroughly mix.
  • Pour butter mixture into the bowl of oatmeal mixture, and mix well.
  • Press mixture into a greased baking pan. You may use parchment paper to smooth it out.
  • Start baking at 162°C for about 10-15 minutes, then finish at 150°C for another 10 minutes or until golden brown, depending on your oven. Start checking after 20 minutes.
  • Remove let it cool completely, then cut into squares and serve. You may store it in an airtight container for up to a week.

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