RECIPE | No-bake crispy seed, fruit & nut bars

These wholesome snack bars have a satisfying crunch

13 January 2019 - 00:00 By Jenny kay
Crispy seed and nut bar.
Crispy seed and nut bar.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

Makes: 10-12 bars


250ml (1 cup) toasted muesli

250ml (1 cup) crispy rice cereal

125ml (½ cup) desiccated coconut

125ml (½ cup) sesame seeds

100g dried cranberries (or use raisins)

100g pecan nuts, chopped

125g butter

80ml (⅓ cup) runny honey

80ml (⅓ cup) smooth sugar- and salt-free peanut butter

100g (½ cup) brown sugar


  1. Combine the muesli, rice cereal, coconut, seeds, cranberries and nuts in a bowl.
  2. Heat together the butter, honey, peanut butter and sugar until melted. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour it over the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well using a wooden spoon.
  4. Press the mixture into a 18cm x 23cm pan that has been lined with non-stick baking paper and greased or sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set.
  5. Cut into bars when firm and store in an airtight container - if they last that long.