Muesli bars are a popular addition to the lunch box of children and also to our own. A colleague and friend mentioned the amount of plastic that is wasted in commercial muesli bars. She asked if I would think about posting a recipe so these can be made at home. Happy to oblige! This recipe is adapted from one on the friendship food website.
1 cup puffed sorghum (available from friendship food)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped dried fruit
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbs cocoa or cacao powder
1/2 ts salt
1 Tbs hot water
Chop nuts and dried fruit. Place all ingredients except puffed sorghum into a food processor and whiz. Stir through puffed sorghum. Line a 25cm x 16cm tray with baking paper and scoop mixture into it. Press firmly to flatten out using another piece of baking paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from tray, and cut into slices. Now don’t wrap these in plastic wrap will you. Put them straight into a lunch box, or into a Keep Leaf pouch. My muesli bars turned out a little crumbly, I think because I didn’t chop the nuts or dried fruit beforehand. So don’t skip this step.
Whilst you are having a look at the friendship food website, have a look at this page and ponder the question ‘exactly what was in those empty mugs?!’.