Crunchies- nutty, buttery, sweet, and crunchy – a South African wonder. 


Time Serve
40 mins  15




  • 6 ounce/170g butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon golden syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup/100g granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup/50g 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 and mix

Combine all the other ingredients in a large bowl – oatmeal, flour, coconut, sliced almonds and spices. Thoroughly mix.

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.