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South African Honey Crunchies

14th January 2024

Today, we’re delving into a beloved treat – Honey Crunchies. These golden blend of oats, coconut, and a generous dose of honey, creating a symphony of flavours and textures that are perfect with a cup of Rooibos. In South Africa, hospitality is not just a tradition; it’s a way of life. And what better way to extend that hospitality than with a plate of irresistible Honey Crunchies? Let’s get started.

Crunchies (South African) - Immaculate Bites

Ingredients for your South African Honey Crunchies

170g butter
1.5 tablespoons of syrup (you can use honey)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup almond slivers
1.5 cup Jungle Oats
1 1/4 cup Snowflake Cake Flour
a teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Start your South African Honey Crunchies, by preparing a baking sheet with Cook & Spray or by greasing it with butter. TIP: We recommend a 8×8 (inch) tray, but you could use any other sheet – it’ll just affect the shape of your crunchie. Also, remember to preheat your oven to 160°C.Next, melt your butter, syrup, salt and both sugars together in a saucepan. Once smooth, add the baking soda and mix well.
Thoroughly mix your oats, flour, coconut, almonds and spice together in a large bowl, before adding your butter mixture to it and stirring it through.
Transfer the end result to your greased baking tray and press it down. TIP: Use some parchment paper when working with it, as it doesn’t stick.
Bake for 15 minutes, before turning the temperature down to 150°C and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. TIP: Have a peek after 20 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Remove, cool completely and then cut into squares. TIP: Store in an airtight container for up to a week.