A Third Liebster + A Super Chewy, Super Tasty, Super Sugarless Treat

Firstly, I would like to say thank you for the support shown in regards to my last post. I feel much better now and know that there were a couple of slightly off points in that post. But you (and cheesecake) always make me feel better πŸ™‚
For now, it is touchwood and good thoughts all the way.

Secondly, I am very very very happy to announce that I have received a third Liebster Award πŸ˜€
This time from the wonderful Little Housewife – This lady is the epitome of perfection. All her posts make me want to devour the computer screen but I really doubt I would get the flavour of her wonderful baking that way. Kind, sweet and with a fantastic sense of humour, she is like a baking idol!

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To see the rules of this award, you can go to my first award post – not because I am lazy but it is actually quite a bit to rewrite out and my copy and paste is a little hazy on my computer (I actually did not know a problem such as that was possible ;))

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So here are 5 people I would like to recognise as winners in blogging πŸ˜€

  1. The Unorthodox Epicure – Funny, awesome and a brilliant chef – there is really nothing else to say when it comes this guy’s fabulous blog πŸ™‚
  2. Pasta Princess And More – I don’t know about you all, but ‘Pasta Princess’ is one of the coolest blog names I have ever heard πŸ˜€ – and on top of that, she can cook savoury and sweet to the boot!
  3. Simple Gluten Free Kitchen – Balvinder is one of the sweetest bloggers around – one of my first and top blogging friends, she is absolutely a delight and her recipes are truly made to fall in love with!
  4. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes – Heather is one very talented chef – her ideas are unique and delicious and each time I visit her blog, she inspires me so much!
  5. Eliot’s Eats – I am not sure how many times I have sat and gone through the wonderful recipes on this blog – Sweet, savoury, delicious, more delicious – This wonderful couple make everything!

Congratulations to all you fantastic bloggers, it is much deserved πŸ™‚

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Now this will be a short post with a recipe that I made myself. *Applause* *Applause* πŸ˜›

I was looking all over for a healthy muesli bar recipe. I was looking for something filled with nuts, oats and cereals which could fill me up while I was studying and keep me focused (are you not proud) – I researched brands initially but I can eat all those preservatives in store-bought pastry and be healthier! And looking around on the web, I was not interested in recipes containing 1/2 cups of brown sugar and butter. Emphasis on the healthy aspect. So I decided to make my own. And I am pretty happy.

And gasp if you must but I didn’t even use the optional chocolate. This is a non-chocolate recipe which is something I have been guilty of not making in a very long time πŸ˜‰

43These are super chewy. Like melt in mouth chewy. Have no processed sugar and get main sweetness from bananas. These are super awesome and are perfect for on the go power hits – YUM πŸ˜€

And these are also perfect for using anything up in the pantry – totally flexible!

Healthiest Sugarless Chewiest Muesli Bars
Source: Original Recipe by Choc Chip Uru

Makes: Roughly 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cereal/s of choice, crushed slightly if necessary (I used Cornflakes and Rice Bubbles)
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds (I didn’t have any at home so I used more cereal)
  • 1 cup mixed chopped nuts (I used almonds – roasted, walnuts and macadamias)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain vanilla yoghurt (as fat free and sugar free as possible, this one from Yoplait is my favourite – I had to use some mango one because I didn’t have any at home though)
  • 3 generous tbs golden or maple syrup (I used maple)
  • 1 1/2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1./2 cup dried fruit – add in some desiccated coconut as well if desired (I used a wonderful fruit medley with dried peaches, pears, apples, sultanas and apricots – yum!)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 20cm by 18cm baking tin
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together except dried fruit
  3. Make a well in the centre of ingredients.
  4. 34Combine all wet ingredients until smooth
  5. Pour into the centre and stir mixture until thoroughly combined
  6. Stir through dried fruit
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  7. Press mixture into prepared tin and smooth – sprinkle with chocolate chips if using
  8. 63Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on the edges and feels a little dry to touch in the middle
  9. Let cool completely before refrigerating for an hour. Cut into squares and refrigerate for long life or in an airtight container, between pieces of wax paper.

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Enjoy πŸ˜€

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  3. Congratulations on your award. Your granola bars sound so chewy and healthy. We should so hook up next time as great minds think alike as I posted my totally nuts for my honey granola and you posted yours almost on the same day. Maybe the weather makes up crave these items. BAM

    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      And what a coincidence! I simply must check out your post – Maybe it is the weather (are you doing rainy?)
      I think these are the new craving in the blogging world in general really πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  4. Now I have to read your last post that I’ve missed! Congrats on well deserved award!
    Ok now those bars look incredibly tasty! I do make them very similar..
    Beautiful and delicious..morning pick me up breakfast on to go!:)
    Great post, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!!!

    • Haha, I disagree – my brain was a little addled after cheesecake and I made up a sugarless recipe – shameful really πŸ˜‰
      Glad yu enjoyed it my friend and thank you!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  5. Denise says:

    Congrats on the awards! This looks like a very healthful snack that I could make for the little boys I babysit. Good job!
    Love looking at your blog. You are very talented. I hope school will go well for you.

    • These are really cute and kid friendly because they are easy to wrap up and taste good πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your kind words as well – my school is going well and I look forward to posts from your blog πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Thank you very much – it is so nice to have you back (though after seeing your adventures, I am sure you wanted to stay :D)
      Yes I am feeling much better now thank you!
      And a very Happy Valentines Day to you as well!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  6. My kids and I started to enjoy these kinds of bars as a snack in the car as we’re always on the go. I have been buying them but now I should consider making them from scratch as it seems pretty easy and straightforward to make. Thank you for the recipe!

    • I am a huge fan of muesli bars but when I saw the ingredients in store bought if had to change – these taste better and are healthier, I am sure you and your kids will love them πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Thank you so much πŸ˜€ – This is definitely filling during hard work (needs to be allowed into exams :P)
      Glad you enjoyed this post and a belated Happy Valentines Day to you as well my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  7. Hi! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your 3rd award – wow- isn’t that a wonderful feeling? Thank you so much for passing that wonderful feeling to me and awarding me! I sincerely appreciate it and feel honored that you have given me this award. Thanks for the smiles … have a great day!

  8. Eliot says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for the Liebster Award, another great recipe, and for the great shout out. As always, another great recipe and post! I really am honored.

  9. Kristen says:

    I had to giggle that you had chocolate chips as an option…that chocolate just keeps sneaking in there πŸ˜‰ Your bars sound very delicious and so much more healthy than the things in stores! Hope school is going well.

    • Um, yes well I couldn’t completely ignore the chocolate factor – it’s just not me you know πŸ˜‰ – glad you understand (be proud I didn’t use any,.. because I was all out :P)
      I am very happy that you think so highly of these bars – hope you enjoy them!
      And my school is going very well thank you – I love being a senior πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  10. Paula says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you created this great looking healthy snack bar. It certainly looks like a keeper and one I’m going to try one day. Love that there is no sugar in it πŸ™‚

  11. Great that this award has been passed not once, not twice but three times-very deserving!
    Also, this tasty and healthy post does tell me that you are a very versatile baker in the kitchen. They sound delicious-great that you included banana in these!

    • Thank you my friend – and as for the versitility, I get little bursts of no-chocolate, healthy baking but I promise you, I am pretty much your average chocolate obsessed baker πŸ˜‰
      You are very kind though πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  12. Sissi says:

    I am constantly looking for healthy, low-sugar, low-fat snacks and these look absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful idea and thank you for visiting my blog. I am very happy to discover yours!

    • While I am not very sugar-conscious (I can’t help my loves) I am absolutely digging this recipe – I am sure you will love it πŸ™‚
      And Thank you for enjoying this post – it was wonderful to visit your blog!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  13. Becky says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your sweet comment. congratulations on you well deserved award. You are so talented for such a young age, and have gotten the baking bug already.

  14. Congrats on the blog award and hope more will come your way. Applause and more applause to this superly healthy bars you made. The pics are all so tempting and wanting me to get one into my mouth.

  15. Amrita says:

    Wow! That is one power-packed muesli bar you’ve developed from scratch, wonderful effort! If this were school, I’m sure that’d get an A+ πŸ™‚ Congrats on your third liebster!

    • Haha thank you Ms Amrita πŸ˜‰
      I am very happy you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for the congrats!
      I have rarely made from scratch recipes so when they work out I feel so giddy πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  16. First of all, thanks to my young Guru for the liebster blog award. Your recipes make me happy , though I am very irregular in reading but yours and few other baking blogs are my favourite.

    Your chewy bars are absolute delight with natural sugar from banana. I love this.

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