Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Nut-free muesli bars recipe

You can make these delicious nut-free muesli bars for your kids to take to school! They are packed full of healthy ingredients and will save you money. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 200g butter
  • 1 cup liquid glucose
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup bran (unprocessed)
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 tsp mixed spice


Line 38cm x 25cm baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the glucose, honey and brown sugar. Bring to the boil and cook for 7-10 minutes until the caramel comes to the soft ball stage. (Using a candy thermometer, the soft ball stage is when the mixture reaches from 110°C-115°C.)

While the caramel is cooking, in a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, bran, pepitas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, apricots, raisins and mixed spice.

When the caramel is cooked pour it over the mixture and mix quickly to ensure all of the mixture is coated well. Turn out into the pan and spread and press down the mixture firmly into the pan with the back of a metal spoon.

Leave at room temperature to cool. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.