Total Basset Case: Recipe: Bushwalkers Slice

May 8, 2013

Recipe: Bushwalkers Slice

Are you ready for an Australian recipe?

One of the many delicious things we had in Australia were Bushwalkers Slice bars that Jane's mom made.  Mister and I thought they were similar to a granola bar or our energy balls.  Oh my were we wrong.  These were WAY better.
Think energy ball meets granola bar meets a chocolate chip cookie.
Helen sent these with us out on the boat one day and I think we ate the entire container of them.  Not only are they filling, but they are delicious. 
Mister wouldn't stop eating or raving about these so I knew I had to get the recipe from Helen and try them myself.
Helen has been making these for years and has definitely perfected this recipe.
 The original recipe

The beauty of this recipe is the ability to adapt it up to your taste preference or what is in your pantry.  I'm pretty sure every time I make these they will turn out slightly differently.
But, hopefully, still delicious.
Now it may seem like a lot of ingredients but I'm guessing you have most of these in your pantry.  The ingredients listed as optional are, obviously, optional but you do need a few similar items that are crunchy.  Saltines, nuts, sesame seeds are all good options as well.

Bushwalker's Slice
c/o Helen

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
1 cup muesli (or granola)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup rice krispies (optional)
1/2 cup flax seeds (optional)
1/2 cup grape nuts (optional)
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
*not pictured: sugar, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder

*Preheat oven to 375
1. Mix butter and egg until smooth
2. Add in egg, vanilla, syrup and water
3. Add remaining ingredients.  Mixture will be quite stiff.
 4. Spread mixture into a 9x13 pan and bake for 24-26 minutes
5. Once top is golden brown, take bars out of the oven.  Cut while warm but leave in pan until the bars are cool.
Take my word for it, these are SO good and very filling!  Perfect for a morning snack.  Or an afternoon one. Or after dinner...you catch my drift.
I have had to restrain myself from eating the entire batch.

Some variations for the mix ins: any type of nuts, honey, almond or peanut butter, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, dried blueberries, Chex cereal.

Let me know if you try these, I'd love to hear what you put in them!

*Don't forget to enter the Zero Grain dog food giveaway here

5 comments:

Sarah Tucker said...

Those look delicious! I would need to omit the flax seed...but other than that I can't wait to try them. Last weekend I went through all of your weekly meals and picked some for Chris and I. Basically I am using you for your meal planning skills :)

Jordon said...

Ahhh so good! I don't think I would be able to excercise much self restraint with these!

Rachel O. said...

Yes, please!! And I'm with Jordon - I would probably eat way more than I should in one setting. I have very little restraint when it comes to extra delicious snacks.

Jodi said...

Those sound really good!! I may have to try them!!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Yummy! These seem like they would be great to take on a camping trip or something. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah
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