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Chewy Choc ingredsIn the 1950s, where I grew up was on the outskirts of Melbourne, the houses were few and far between, there was no public transport and few people owned cars. This was a time when first names were only used by family and intimate friends, when social formalities inhibited natural friendliness, when Australians were far less easy going than they are today. It was up to the kids to break down the barriers, giving neighbours the catalyst to develop friendships. Our over the road neighbours became family friends, the adults, pseudo aunts and uncle. From the time I was in primary school I recall coming home on Friday afternoons to find my Mum and Auntie Myra sitting drinking tea, sharing a sweet treat and indulging in gossip. This pattern continued until long after I had children of my own. Mum’s baking timetable was based on fresh treats for Friday, but for us kids, Auntie Myra’s baking was extra special, she included luxury ingredients such as chocolate. This is Auntie Myra’s recipe.

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

½ cup choc chips

½ cup sugar

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup sultanas

½ cup dessicated coconut

125g butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 30cm x 30cm slab tin and line with baking paper.

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Melt the butter with the golden syrup, pour into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Press the mix into the tin using the back of a spoon. Bake for 25 mins approx, until lightly browned. Cool in the tin.

Lift the slab from the tin and cut into fingers with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container.



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

5 comments on “CHEWY, CHOC CHIP OAT BARS

  1. elychua
    June 20, 2012

    I was just thinking of making something similar with Nutella this weekend! Yum 🙂


    • ladyredspecs
      June 21, 2012

      Anything with Nutella is delicious, even Nutella alone is worth eating!


      • elychua
        June 21, 2012

        I wholeheartedly agree! Love your blog, followed it. xx


  2. frugalfeeding
    June 20, 2012

    Those look absolutely gorgeous 😀 A great snack.


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