Recipe by Emjay99
This is a popular after school or lunch bag treat for all South African kids. Most South African baking is done using self-rising flour - and I highly recommend using it! The kind we get here in Canada is Brodie's.
Top Review by Karman H.
Great recipes...although I found them to be a little dry. Be careful not to measure your dry ingredients in metric as it only give you ml... and not grams. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've added a photo "South African Crunchies "
- 1 cup margarine
- 3 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups self-rising flour, DO NOT SUBSTITUTE
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups quick oats, not instant
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut, medium
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325 or 350.
- Melt margarine on low heat. Add the golden syrup and stir well. Stir in vanilla extract and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl sift in the flour.
- Add the sugar, oats and coconut stir well until evenly mixed.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the margarine/syrup mixture. Use an electric mixer to make sure all is incorporated evenly.
- Press mixture into a sprayed 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Dough will be about a half inch thick.
- Bake 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown and depending on your oven so watch carefully. Edges may burn.
- Remove from oven and using a pizza cutter cut into 24 bars. Gently remove and place on a wire rack until cooled. Store in an airtight container. Freeze well.