Cranberry & Almond Muesli Bars

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I’m finally sharing these with you all! I’ve had a number of friends ask me for my muesli bars recipe recently…and some not so recently!! With school going back it’s a must share right now! They are so quick easy and really take no time to make as they require no baking! They are full of nutritious seeds and nuts, with much lower sugar content than shop bought packaged ones that cost the earth!

They do have oats in them, so they aren’t gluten free. However, they can easily be made gluten free. To do so, omit the oats and replace with 100g of either organic puffed rice, cornflakes, quinoa flakes, extra nuts, seeds or coconut flakes or a mixture of all of them!Muesli Bars 4

You can also make them completely nut free by omitting the almonds if your school is nut free. Just replace with extra seeds or dried fruit. Otherwise you can make my Paleo Lunchbox Squares as another option.

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These bars are sweetened with Honey and Coconut Sugar. You can use just honey if you prefer. I like the flavour of Coconut Palm Sugar with its Caramel tones. Either way, the sweetener in them is still a sugar, so they are definitely a treat, and something to eat in conjunction with a well balanced diet.

This is just one flavour combo that works really well. I also love Macadamia and Peach, or Chocolate Chip & Macadamia! So many options really! Just go to town on your favourite nuts or dried fruits!

Cranberry & Almond Muesli Bars
Yields 16
Nutty, seedy, fruity no bake muesli bars!
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. 100g Organic Rolled Oats
  2. 80g Sunflower Seeds
  3. 80g Pumpkin Seeds
  4. 50g Sesame Seeds
  5. 80g Desiccated Coconut
  6. 80g Roasted Almonds, halved
  7. 50g Unsweetened Cranberries
  8. 50g Coconut Chips
  9. 30g Chia Seeds
  10. 130g Honey
  11. 50g Coconut Palm Sugar
  12. 130g Organic Butter
  13. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  1. Line a 27cm x 18cm slice tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large non stick frying pan over medium heat. Toast the oats until golden brown and then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds and desiccated coconut and toast until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the almonds, cranberries, coconut chips & chia seeds and toss well to combine.
  5. Place the honey, sugar, butter and vanilla into the Thermomix and cook 8 Mins/115°/Speed 2. ( Use Varoma heat on the TM31.)
  6. Pour the hot mix over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a spatula. Pour the mix into the prepared tray and press down firmly and smooth with your hands. Refrigerate until set firm, about 1-2 hours. Once set, cut into bars and place into an airtight container. Store in the fridge.
Kitch'n Thyme

Orange Cinnamon & Coconut ‘Hot Cross Bun’ Chocolates

Hot Cross Bun Chocolates

I just had to do something really chocolatey for Easter!! I can’t help myself creating! I wonder if there is some name for that problem! haha

These are really simple to make! You will need my Coconut Butter for these!

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And it’s a bit kitch with the crosses but how cute! Dont’ they just look adorable!

All grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free! Enjoy!

Orange Cinnamon & Coconut 'Hot Cross Bun' Chocolates
Yields 14
These are a cheeky little chocolate take off of a Hot Cross Bun! With lovely Cinnamon & Orange Easter flavours that are sure to delight! You'll need my Coconut Butter to make these!
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  1. 200g Coconut Butter
  2. 3 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  3. 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  4. 20g Orange Juice
  5. 1 tsp Orange Zest
  6. 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  7. 100g Organic Dark Chocolate (70%)
  1. 50g Coconut Butter
  2. 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  3. 3 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  1. To make the chocolates place all the ingredients except for the chocolate into the mixing bowl and mix 10 Sec/Speed 4.
  2. Place into the fridge for 30 mins -1 hour to chill. Once chilled sufficiently, roll the mix into 14 even small bit sized balls.
  3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and mill 10 Sec/Speed 9. Then melt the chocolate 2 Mins/50°/Speed 2, scraping down the sides of the bowl closer to the finish time.
  4. Pour into a shallow bowl and dip the chocolates one at a time into the chocolate to thoroughly coat, before placing onto a baking paper lined rack or tray to set. You can place them in the fridge to set a bit quicker.
  5. Once the chocolates are set, place the coconut butter, maple and coconut cream into the Thermomix and mix 10 Sec/Speed 3-4.
  6. Place into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe little crosses on the chocolates. Place back into the fridge to completely set, then transfer into an airtight container.
  1. I couldn't find all my piping bags when I made these, so I popped the icing into a little glad bag and cut a little hole off one corner and used that to pipe the crosses! Little more rustic but still works a treat!
  2. Don't forget you'll need my Coconut Butter to make these!
Kitch'n Thyme