Crunchies recipe

Best Homemade Crunchies Recipe Ever

This crunchies recipe is quick to make and oh so easy. Crunchies are one of my dad’s favourite things to eat and this recipe always comes out tops. It is completely dad approved.

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Best Homemade Crunchies Recipe

Ingredients for crunchies:

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of syrup or honey
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 cups of dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb of soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a baking tray using butter
  3. Mix the coconut, oats, flour and salt in a bowl
  4. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pot over low heat
  5. Allow the mixture to cool a bit then stir in the egg and bicarb of soda quickly
  6. When the mixture starts foaming add in the dry mixture and mix well
  7. Spread the mixture in the baking tray evenly and pat down
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until it is golden brown
  9. Cut the crunchies into squares when it is still hot and leave to cool

If you prefer your crunchies more chewy take them out as they are just done or if you prefer them more crunchy leave them in a little longer, with time and practice you will be able to make them according to your preference. We prefer them more chewy but when I am making them for my dad he goes for the more crunchy option.

These are fantastic to make as a homemade gift, treats for home or to add to lunch boxes. It is also a fantastic easy recipe to make with kids if you are looking for something fun to do during the holidays.

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  1. Sound very simple to make

  2. Hi Lynne, I just want to know if I should double the ingredients if I want to make for many people..

    • Hi Kamo, I’m sure it would work, however I’ve never personally doubled the recipe and I know from personal experience that some recipes double well and others it is a disaster! If I double it and try it I will let you know for sure if it works out well.

  3. Hi this is so easy and simple, not expensive thank you you lynne

  4. i can eat crunchies anytime of the day, this recipe is really simple and id love to give it a try

  5. I have to try your version. Haven’t used one that has egg in it. How big is your baking tray please.

  6. Love this recipe the first time I made crunches it came out a flop but I do like them so I think I will give it another try

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