RECIPE | Classic crunchies

Sweet and chewy, these easy bakes are a must for your biscuit tin

14 June 2020 - 00:00 By Jenny Kay
Classic crunchies.
Classic crunchies.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

Makes: 35 biscuits


250g butter

30ml (2 tbsp) golden syrup

500ml (2 cups) oats

250ml (1 cup) desiccated coconut

120g (1 cup) cake flour

250ml (1 cup) white or light brown sugar

5ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda


  1. Melt the butter and syrup together.
  2. Combine the oats, coconut, flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter and syrup mixture and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture into a greased 20x30cm pan.
  5. Bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before cutting into squares.
  7. Cool completely, then remove from pan and store in an airtight container.