I attempted to make chocolate chip crunchies last night. The chocolate melted and turned them into crunchies with a hint of chocolate but after a quick taste test this morning by David and myself the general consensus is that they are yummy. Earlier this week I told David that I would make some crunchies without realising how busy this week was going to turn out to be so last night at 9pm I started making crunchies… thank goodness the recipe I found on Sam Linsell’s blog was super easy and quick to make. I just added the chocolate chips at the end.
Here’s how to make them…
- 230gms butter
- 1Tbs golden syrup
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tub of chocolate chips, (I think next time I’ll use real chocolate chunks)
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees c
- Mix the flour, oats and coconut in a bowl
- Melt the butter in a small pot and then add the syrup and sugar and heat
- When the butter is bubbling add the bicarb and stir through and remove from the heat
- Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together by hand
- Add chocolate chips and mix into mixture.
- Using the back of a metal spoon, gently press the crunchie mixture into a greased or lined baking tray (aprox 30cm x 20cm or similar depending on how thick you like the crunchies)
- Bake for 15 minutes at 180 C, then turn the oven down to 160 C and bake for a further 10 minutes until golden brown
- Allow to cool in the pan before slicing.
After I took them out of the oven I left them to cool over night before cutting them and they came out perfectly. I definitely recommend this recipe – I also have a feeling is very similar to my moms recipe. The ingredients and the way they’re made is basically the same if I remember correctly and they taste the same. OM NOM NOM!
Happy baking and snacking on these yummy crunchies with a good cup of tea or coffee!