Serve you guests with this oatmeal cookie bark that’s made with rice cereal– a crispy dessert. Thank you so much for your feedback. I NEED SOME CRUCHIE BISCUITS PLEASE IF YOU CANT MIND SEND ME SOME AM IN KENYA. I’ve never even seen Lyle’s Butterscotch syrup – but how could that be bad?! In a heavy saucepan, heat the butter over medium until it melts just enough to coat the pan-bottom. I’ve never used sweetened coconut flakes, but you could try cutting the sugar in half and see how they turn out! And good to know about the gluten free flour. Your email address will not be published. I had a cup of flour and lots of oats to use up before Passover. I was about 10 when I moved to the states and could never get over the stuff I grew up on in South Africa. My four children love your prior crunchies recipe and so do I. I’m sure the new one will be just as good. I cant find the actual recipe. Could you please translate this recipe to European weighing standards? Thanks for the great recipe. Next time, I’ll reduce the brown sugar and butter by 25%. Will let you know how it goes. Bethany your review made me smile from ear to ear. I had checked a while ago and was expecting to see the new recipe up by now? Looking through other folks’replies, it seems you don’t reply either. Heat oven to 350°F. (I recommend crunchies and bulkas! In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. It’s amazing Claire how little squares can transport you back in time! You’re awesome! He used to be my hairdresser! Food is love. I did turn down the temp but was worried the bottom was burning so took them out at 36mins. Please hurry with the Recipe , I’m all for the sweet but Healthy! (Dough will be crumbly at first.). Yum! Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. My very best to you. The minute I bit into the warm goodness fresh from the oven I was transported back to childhood. Please send me your Golden syrup recipe. These easy oatmeal cookie bars are pretty straight forward to make, so I don’t anticipate you having any problems. Helen, I’m so happy you and the family liked them! * Combine butter and sugars in a large bowl and stir until well-combined. : ). I actually made something good for once, it looks just like your photos and I went into the kitchen to find my husband scarfing down crunchies before they were even cooled. And then I looked up your name to see if I could tag you – are you friendly with Aubrey Loots? Thanks for writing in. Required fields are marked *, Dear Orna 2 In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. Set aside to cool for five minutes. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a 9x9 metal baking pan with parchment paper or grease and flour the sides and bottom of the pan. Stir to melt the coconut butter then add the vanilla and brown sugar. Just checking tho. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there! I don’t want the recipe that badly. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more In a large bowl (of a stand mixer or with a handheld electric mixer), beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until just combined, about 20 seconds. I’m happy you found me Michele! They will harden as they cool. But we don’t work with cups and ounces in Holland. measurements mean, ie “4 Cups (11 1/2 oz), 3 Cups (9 oz), etc. PLUS my updated recipe below with easy steps and healthy options. I hope to hear more from you in the near future! The dough will be crumbly. Great recipe! Isme, Hi Isme, Hi Shayne, I agree that Lyle’s Golden Syrup give them that special taste that we know and love! 🙂. Hi, I just wanted to add my bit. It’s just as nice and slightly different. I use Pinterest as my recipe book. Decrease the oven temperature to 300°F / 150°C. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, salt, canola oil, eggs and vanilla. All the family loved them and they worked well with gluten free flour so my wheat intolerant child could join in with the treat. I have found that adding 1 egg helps to make them not too hard and fragile. Gently stir in oats and cereal. Allow to cool and refrigerate until set before cutting into smaller bars. Remove from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack for 30 – 40 minutes. Preheat the oven at 170 C / 340 F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Hopefully it will satisfy my South African cravings. The new and improved plastic bottle—which I find wayyyy more convenient is available on Amazon >>, Try my amazing Gingersnaps or “Ginger Biscuits”  as we used to call them in SA with the leftover golden syrup >>, I like using Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened shredded coconut (aka desiccated coconut) which is also available on Amazon >>. This is my most searched and requested recipe. Soft, chewy, and LOADED with chocolate chips- They are a vegan and gluten-free dessert made in just 12 minutes. Takes me back to my childhood. Set the oven rack to the middle and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 C) convection (preferably) or standard. For me, it’s almost like a dense cake that slices and packs well for breakfast and on-the-go mornings! How To Make Crunchies video on YouTube >>, Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened shredded coconut, http://theycallmemummy.com/2012/10/22/peppermint-crisp-pudding/, http://domesticatedlife84.com/2014/10/19/crunchies/, http://www.ornabakes.com/2012/10/crunchies-traditional-south-african-oatmeal-cookie-bars/, Trader Joe’s Shopping List—with Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values | OrnaBakes, Bulkas on YouTube, and a makeover for OrnaBakes! Think chewy oatmeal cookie meets crunchy granola bar and they fall in love. And of course I go to his Hair Art and Science Academy for my locks too. I can’t believe you’ve never tried any of these Jen! Thanks so much for understanding and happy holidays to you. Add in egg, mix, then add the oatmeal and chocolate chips. Let me know if you try it, or find a better answer. You make a basic oatmeal cookie dough and a quick, no candy thermometer homemade fudge. As a frequent SA visitor and cookie lover 😉 I’d love to make your crunchies. The Crunchies were so easy to make…, Thank you Jenny – happy you like them 🙂. Thank you for sharing! Beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. I’ll return the favour and give you my favourite South African recipe: Peppermint Crisp Pudding! Thank you for sharing my recipe Tammy – much appreciated! Cooking Instructions Heat oven to 375°F. So I just made these crunchies. See more ideas about chip cookies, cookie recipes, dessert recipes. Add the brown sugar and melt together, stirring once or twice, until butter is fully melted and sugar is shiny. My pleasure Natalie, and good to know they’re still tasty without the coconut. Press half of the oat mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. I’m a South African living in Germany and I remember eating crunchies as a child.I baked these today and they tasted just like the ones I remember eating back in SA.Thx for sharing your recipe. Recipe instructions for your Traditional South African Oatmeal Cookie Bars. Let me know if this helps! Hi Dave, I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with gluten free baking, so I can’t give you an informed answer. I hope to inspire you with my recipes, stories, and favorite food finds. I’m afraid I am not able to give out my recipe at this time but I’m planning on releasing it in a few months so stay tuned. They’re very similar to Anzac cookies but baked as a bar. Allow to boil for All in all the most basic yet delicious recipe I have ever used! http://www.ornabakes.com/2012/10/crunchies-traditional-south-african-oatmeal-cookie-bars/, Thanks, I leant my Kook en Geniet to a friend now I need this specific recipe. Bake 20 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Hi Orna, My little 2 yr old girl loves oatmeal and cinnamon so here’s hoping she likes these too. Also can’t find the recipe on this page …, Good day Orna, what temperature and for how long must these be baked? We love Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies as well as the Chewy M&M Oatmeal Cookies. I’ll have to try that next time – thanks for sharing! Thank you. Loved your comment and I hope you don’t mind I posted it on my OrnaBakes Facebook page! Forget it. I made them with buckwheat honey because that’s what I had. What can possibly be a better activity than baking! Hey there!! My family and colleagues are equally upset! They are incredibly tasty and super satisfying. This recipe for vegan oatmeal bars is loosely based on our vegan oatmeal cookies. I have just made a batch but I didn’t have any butter in the house and I don’t use margarine so I substituted oil instead – I used 180ml sunflower oil instead of the cup of butter (I googled the conversion.) I was making them for my mother and sister and as there were no boys at home I made a quarter of the amount in the recipe , thinking it would be too much. They were so good I ended up making them twice only for the three of us and by the evening it was all gone. 3/26/20 Brand NEW  How To Make Crunchies video on YouTube >>. I have hardly ever baked in my life but have recently found out that I am Gluten intolerant and ,remembering crunchies from my South African childhood thought that I might try (in order to replace the tons of bought biscuits I was prone to consume before the Gluten intolerance). Thanks!!! 😍 Hi Cathy, I am hoping to have the Crunchies recipe up on the website and on my YouTube channel in the near future. Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. I have just tried this recipe with Lyles Butterscotch syrup. I took it out after 25 minutes and it was very wet inside. Thank you for posting the recipe. 🙂, Dear Orna, Pop in your kid’s lunch box or grab for breakfast on the go. I have one without the milk and it is great too, but yours sounds like the one my mom used to bake for me to bring back to Israel every visit down South, 🙂. Place butter and syrup or honey in a small, microwave safe bowl and microwave about one minute until just melted. Thank you for the photos of the process as well, its always nice to know what you’re in for when you start a recipe, though this one is pretty simple, which I love. I wish I had one right now! Was a little home sick for Africa today. These are delicious! Perfect fall dessert for apple fans! It is pouring with rain here in Sydney, and the weather is starting to turn chilly with Winter on its way. So you should come and see Eilat, developed and expanded much. YAY ORNA for bringing this awesome South African Recipe to my world! Then cooled on a sheet pan. Oatmeal cookies are always a hit here. Baking time. These oatmeal cookie bars have the flavor of banana bread, the dense and chewy texture of oatmeal cookies, and the melty chocolate factor of chocolate chip cookies. Hi Lisa, Great to know about the sunflower oil – thanks for letting me know. Nice website BTW 😉 Thanks for taking the time to write in… Best, Orna. Soft, chewy, and LOADED with chocolate chips- They are a vegan and gluten-free dessert made in just 12 minutes. just forward them to me. Anouk, Hi Anouk, it’s been a while since you asked, but I just posted an updated version of my South African Crunchies recipe with gram measurements. Spray one half sheet pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper with a one-inch overhang all around. Now I can make my own and its great. Orna, you are terrific. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. Crunchy, chewy, toasted-oat-and-coconut squares of goodnessMakes about 48 2-inch bars or 56 smaller bars South African Dishes South African Recipes South African Desserts Kos Scones Oatmeal Cookie Bars Good Food Yummy Food Yummy Treats I was wondering if you know the number of calories in one 100g krunchie? Combine the oats, rice crispies, chopped peanuts, salt and baking soda in a medium size mixing bowl. I hope you could help me out! Food looks delicious Thanks Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the margarine into the mixture with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture is crumbly. Additions are only limited by imagination. Follow these 3 what tempareture is required for crunchy oats. Hi Ukesha, you should use regular oats – the quick cooking ones don’t hold up as well – plus they don’t have the same nutritious value 😉 Let me know how they turn out next time. May 9, 2019 - Explore Barbara Lee's board "Oatmeal cinnamon chips cookies" on Pinterest. Thanks for your terrific blog. My family loved them. Dear Orna, will you please mail me your Original Chrunchy Recipy to arinagrobler@gmail.com. Thank you! We are all so proud of how well he is doing, how did you meet him? However I was using the old version you had on this website and I don’t see it anymore would you be so kind to email it to me if possible because I bookmarked your website on my phone and I would refer to the recipe on the your website to make the crunchies I did not learn if of by heart. I was fortunate enough to grow up with these delicacies. Bake for 10-12 minutes. I’m so disappointed!!! please if possible could you email it to me to shanza123@gmail.com, Thank you for you sweet and kind way of asking for the recipe. I love them because they are unique – yet vaguely familiar (hints of an oatmeal cookie but sooo much better). And he doesn’t even like coconut! Thank you so much for your site and recipes. Ooh Yumnaah – I LOVE cashews – how could that be bad?! may I have crunchie recipe plz. Would like the recipe. So I looked and cannot find the recipe. If I don’t have golden syrup, I use Silan, which is a date honey, and is the perfect substitute. 🙁, Happy to hear it Hazel! I grew up in South Africa and haven’t been back for 10 years. Sheet pan cookies: How to make easy, crunchy cookie brittle at home Just mix, press and bake. I want to try these! Hi Dina, I’m not sure if the sesame seeds added to the chewiness, so maybe next time try one batch with and one batch without. Hi, just wondering what the oz. I’m telling you, Lyles Golden Syrup is THE secret ingredient. I made a big batch over the weekend for a braai and it was a hit with Saffas and non-Saffas alike. Use an electric mixer and beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F. White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Bars Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside packed with juicy cranberries and milky white chocolate chips this recipe makes the most … When he moved they all became good friends, I see him often! Betty Crocker™ No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites, Betty Crocker™ Dessert Decorating & Specialty Products. Please let me know. ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries. Where are you located? Oh well. Baie life vir Jerusalem. I would put them on another baking sheet and bake a little longer, covered with foil after 15 min. Oatmeal raisin cookies are one common choice I’ve made many times, but the less popular but just as delicious option are these plain oatmeal cookies. What a great idea Liz! Hi Orna , after trying many oatmeal cookies and energy bars recipes I tried your crunchies recipe and it is absolutely perfect!! Mix in sunflower seeds or other optional mix-ins. South African living in the States just found some south African syrup. Let me know how the next batch turn out! I have a lot of family there. Thanks. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. So glad you liked them! I added cashew nuts since its just something I always imagined to be in crunchies for some reason. I even broke some of them up and mixed with nuts and raisins to make my own muesli! Two half sheet pans (16.5 x 11 inches) (one for cookies, one to protect the bottoms), Serrated knife (recommended Victorinox Steak Knife, Crunchy, chewy, toasted-oat-and-coconut squares of goodness, Makes about 48 2-inch bars or 56 smaller bars, unsalted butter or margarine or coconut oil, (I use Kerrygold butter for the superior grass-fed flavor), unsweetened shredded coconut (dessicated coconut)Â, all-purpose flour (bleached) or white whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds, raw or toasted (optional). Thank you for this list! Thank you so much! Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet (don't use a silpat, just a greased sheet -- they didn't have silpats way back when!). You wrote that recipe so detailed, just like a lab procedure. I’m in Perth. When I found your recipe I was really excited and tried it out this passed weekend. Many thanks. Hi Arina, Crunchies — Traditional South African Oatmeal Cookie Bars Crunchy, chewy, toasted-oat-and-coconut squares of goodnessMakes about 48 2-inch bars or 56 smaller bars I’m so glad Crisco has a TF-free version. HOW TO MAKE this NO BAKE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIE BARS recipe STEP ONE: Prepare a 9×13 baking dish. I couldn’t find unsweetened coconut in the stores here in suburban Chicago, so I used sweetened coconut and cut the sugar added in half. I didn’t have any I hand so made some with honey as want some crunchies NOW but am saving recipe for later and will try a few more of yours. (I used to cut them after 10 – 15 minutes but I find it easier to cut them when cool.) The Lyle’s syrup makes it, I almost cried when I saw it in the International Aisle at the grocery store. I am so glad I found your recipe! Mix all dry ingredients (except for seeds and other mix-ins) in a large bowl until very well combined. Welcome to OrnaBakes. Thank you! 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