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Crunchies a South African recipe
Crunchies like Mama makes them
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Traditional South African recipe
Course: cookies
Servings: 16
Author: Shades of Cinnamon
  • 175 g butter
  • 1 Tablespoon syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup dessicated ground coconut
  • 1 cup flour sieved
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Melt butter, syrup together and when bubbling addthe bicarb.
  2. Add this to the oats, coconut , flour, sugar, and salt and crumb.
  3. Butter a baking tray 9x13in or 8x8in depending on how thick you want them. They will not rise much.
  4. Pack the mixture tightly into the buttered tray by pushing down hard with the back of a metal spoon.
  5. Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for 15minutes then turn down to 320ºF/160ºC for a further 10 mins.
  6. Cut when hot but only remove from the tin when cold