22 November 2018 Lorraine 0Comment
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Crunchies, this is definitely a South African favourite which you have to try. These crunchies are so delicious, crunchy on the outside, a little chewy on the inside. Did I mention also quick and easy to make?  To be honest I found this recipe on the internet a while back. I never thought I would ever have the courage to start my own blog and share it, so I never recorded the source of the recipe. However, I think it’s such a delicious recipe and it’s why I want to share it. I have baked it a few times and it’s always been a hit with everyone that’s tried it.

You probably won’t believe me but I promise, I don’t eat the sweet stuff I bake.  I love stocking little treats in my cupboard because I do work from home. It gives me great pleasure to offer my client’s a special home-baked treat with their coffee.

My kids also don’t eat too much of the stuff I bake, they are tempted when it’s just out the oven but that is as far as their temptation goes. Am I feeling guilty that I’m sharing too many sweet treats of late??

These Crunchies also makes the perfect snack but are also great as Christmas gifts. You can pack them in little boxes or jars with a cute ribbon and you have a gift made with love. I cannot believe it’s that time of year again.  Time to shop for presents and swing into holiday mode soon. We don’t celebrate Christmas but it is a time we get to see more of our family. It’s only during the holidays that we get to spend time with our dear parents, whom we don’t get to see very often.

I’m so looking forward to our break. We also get away from fast-paced Johannesburg, it’s funny how everyone in Johannesburg is always stressed and never have time. The people in Durban are the opposite, they are so much more relaxed, laid back and friendly and you can still visit people without making an appointment a month ahead.

On that note let me share this delicious South African Crunchies recipe with you. Please do try it and if you do, kindly drop me a note to let me know if you think it’s as delicious as I think it is. I love hearing from you and you are welcome to mail me with any comments or questions.


South African Crunchies



  • 250 gram unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup / 250ml brown sugar you can also use white sugar as I have used it before and it works fine
  • 2 cups /500ml rolled oats
  • 1 cup /250ml cake wheat flour
  • 1 cup /250ml dessicated coconut


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Cut the butter into little cubes and melt it together with the golden syrup, in a microwave for about a minute is perfectly ok.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter and allow it to stand until the mixture starts frothing
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix it all together
  • Press the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet at bake at 160 degrees celcius for about 20 minutes or until cooked and golden brown. Cut into squares whilst still warm

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