There is something so right about a biscuit or cookie that includes rolled oats, coconut and golden syrup. I just can’t resist this favour combination. The recipe that I am sharing today is for cookie-like snacks called Munchies, which contain all three of these ingredients.
They were a regular treat when I was a kid. My brother and I would get home from school and Mum would have a batch of Munchies freshly baked! We used to love watching our favourite cartoons while snacking on these home baked goodies.
I can’t believe that I have let it go so long before getting around making a batch myself. Mum actually suggested I make some recently when I was flipping through recipe books trying to choose something.
I am so glad that I did because they are very easy to make and these homemade treats are far nicer than any biscuit or cookie that you might buy! They were just what I was looking for – slightly crunchie on the outside but with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth centre – yum!
I made my munchies quite small by using teaspoonfuls of the mixture but you could easily make bigger munchies if you used dessertspoonfuls. I chose to make small ones because I wanted to be able to eat more than one and not feel guilty.
When I plugged the ingredient into My Fitness Pal I found that each Munchie has 72 calories (when using teaspoonsfuls of mixture).
If you are looking for a kid friendly recipe I can highly recommend this one. They are very easy to make and so hard to resist!
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of coconut
- 125g (1/4 lb) butter
- 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 5 tablespoons of boiling water
- Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F)
- Mix the flour, sugar, rolled oats, and coconut together in a large mixing bowl.
- Melt the butter using short bursts in the microwave.
- Add golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda, and the boiling water to the butter and stir to combine.
- Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Place teaspoonfuls of mixture onto a lined baking tray – use your hands to shape the mixture into small balls.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.