Sunday, December 9, 2012

Aussie Bites

I hope you're enjoying this holiday season.  Things are buzzing about our home quite nicely!  The stockings are hung, the tree is lit and there are even some gifts under it.  The boys were so surprised to see that, I wonder what they think I do while they're in school?  :)'s a recipe that I just love (well, I guess I love'em all:)!  Sort of a cross between a breakfast bar and a blondie.  You used to be able to buy these at Costco, but really they were pretty spendy and they're so much better homemade.

Begin by melting butter and honey over low heat on the stove top.

While that's melting combine the dry ingredients

Rather than buying dried fruits bits ($$$$) I like to buy the big bags at Costco and chop myself.  A little  shoulder work out or letting out the daily frustrations perhaps?

Once the honey and butter is melted add to it the mixed water & baking soda.  It may foam a bit, that's ok.

Pour the liquid into the dry and mix well.  It'll be very thick, again use some elbow grease.

Place into an 8x8 pan and press down with back of a spatula and bake.

mmm delicious, wholesome goodness:)

Aussie Bites

2 c oats
2 c ww flour
2/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c coconut
1/2 c sunflower seeds
1 c dried fruit bits
1/4 c honey
1 c butter
1 t baking soda
2 T hot water

Preheat oven to 350F.  Melt butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat.  Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Combine baking soda and water, add that to the melted butter mixture then add that to the dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Press into an 8x8 inch baking pan and bake just til the edges begin to brown and center is set.  Cool completely in pan.  Alternately, for mini muffins, press 2 T into a mini muffin pan and bake at 350F for 8 minutes.  Enjoy!

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