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Crunchies- South African Oatmeal Bar- Nutty, buttery, Sweet, and Crunchy – quite a treat these little wonders. 
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 slices
Calories 233kcal
Author Imma


  • 6 ounce 170grams butter
  • 11/2 tablespoon golden syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup 100grams granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 50grams brown sugar
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dry shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg spice


  • Prepare a 8x8 or 9x13 baking pan/sheet if you want a thin crunchies - grease or spray with cooking oil. Set aside
  • Melt butter, syrup, brown sugar, sugar and salt in a saucepan, until completely melted. You may do this in a microwave safe bowl. Then add baking soda. Mix.
  • 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 ,depending on your oven. Start checking after 20 minutes. Remove let it cool completely, then cut in to squares and serve. You may store in an airtight container for up to a week


  1. Recipe update from 8 ounce butter to 6. I have tried it several times with less butter and it works great.
  2. You may increase the baking time , adding about 10 more minutes to get it really crunchy.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg