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Crunchies Recipe


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"These cookies are similar to Anzac biscuits, but are not as hard. They are very quick to make, and go down well with a cup of tea."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Boil butter or margarine and syrup together. Add soda. You should end up with a frothy mixture after soda is added. Stir in coconut, flour, sugar, and oats, and stir well. Press mixture lightly into a large baking tray.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Cool, and cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2003

This is a very easy, tasty bar. Not a lot to it. Be careful not to overbake. I used a 9x13 pan and the bars are quite thin. I didn't have golden syrup, so I used white syrup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2009

My batch should have been called Crumblers instead of Crunchers. While I give this 5 stars for flavor I give it 1 star for texture. My bars were extremely dry and fragile. I followed measurements precisely but I used unsweetened coconut which does not seem as moist as sweetened coconut. I also substituted a mix of honey and corn syrup for the golden syrup. Perhaps that affected the moisture as well? Anyway - - it made very yummy crumbs.


9 Ratings

Jan 07, 2003

These bar cookies were extremely simple to make, very fast, and quite delicious. Buttery goodness in every bite.

Jan 07, 2003

This was great, not only crunchy, but tasty too. Recommended.

Jan 07, 2003

This recipe is great, I love Anzac Biscuits but I like them when they are not so hard... Which is hard to master normally. This recipe is perfact and everyone loved them (I'll never take them to work again though!!!)

Jul 19, 2014

The secret to keeping the bars/cookies from crumbling is to use a small metal spatula to press the oat mixture *firmly* into the pan. The back of a wooden spoon, or rubber spatula, does not work as well. I found one in my daughter's cooking set that was perfect! I like to add 1 cup of raisins or dried cranberries too.

Sep 21, 2012

It looks great in the oven

Jan 16, 2006

I baked them for 15 min. and they looked white at the middle so i baked for 10 min more. And this probably made them too dry. Oh another mistake, don't put more than 1 cup coconut flake coz that'll be too much! I had 1 1/2 cup so i didn't know what to do with the rest 1/2 cup so i put altogether and i's not good. so i think next time i will bake them in an 9*13 pan and not take out from the oven since 15 min..let's see how they will turn out. but they still taste good...


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  • Calories
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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