South African Oatmeal Bar packed with fiber and protein!

Do you fall under the 1% that’s not addicted to sugar but still try some of my sugary recipes, guess what? This crunchy bar is for you

Yes, a sweet oatmeal   bar that appeals to both the sugar addicts and the healthy peeps! My kind of peeps – just so you know, I fall under both categories.

All the guilt of these crunchies could be off set by using some of the healthy ingredients. Double up on these during this valentine season and pass it on.

Melt butter, syrup, brown sugar, sugar and salt in a saucepan, until completely melted.

How to make crispy crunchies in less  than an hour:

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 , mix well.  Press mixture into a greased baking pan. You may use parchment paper to smooth it out.

Start baking at 325 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes , then finish at 300 degrees for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool completely, then cut in to squares and serve.

For super crunchy bars, make them slightly thinner and bake until they are golden brown.