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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NRG Bars

These bars are a great lunch box food for high energy so they are ideal for children and shearers.

NRG Bars

125g of melted butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup sunflower kernals
1/2 cup pumpkin seed kernals
1/3 cup sesame seeds
4 cups of rice bubbles or similar

Simmer the butter, honey and sugar for about 5 mins
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Add the honey mix and combine well.
Press into a slice tin with damp hands.

We are not the packaged cereal eating kind so I was shocked when I went to the local shop to find that rice bubbles were twice the price of corn flakes. You will observe my mixture uses lightly crushed corn flakes instead of rice bubbles. I also had a scant handful of sultanas so they went in too.

As I said, ideal for lunch boxes and less sugar than a muesli bar. Great for the 3pm afternoon flag.
These are best made in winter as summer heat tends to make them a bit soft and melty in the lunch box by midday. 
Cost is about $4 to make and you would easily get at least 10-12 serves.


  1. These bars look so scrummy Tanya and perfectly placed on a Brambly Hedge plate too hehe.......

    CLaire x

  2. Thanks Tanya
    As I eat gluten free, I'm always on the lookout for ideas.

  3. These look and sound delicious and so healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Tanya
    I've been making muesli bars lately too, with oats though. Do you think you need more or less honey if they are too soft? or maybe just cook longer..? Any ideas?
    cheers Bridget

  5. Will definetely be making these Tanya.
    And thanks for the lemon link too x

  6. I will definitely try these but I'm going to exchange the cereal for oatmea and see what happens.

  7. This looks fantastic. Will certainly be giving a go for my little ones. This is the kind of thing that they adore.


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