These cookies are similar to Anzac biscuits, but are not as hard. They are very quick to make, and go down well with a cup of tea.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil butter or margarine and syrup together. Add soda. You should end up with a frothy mixture after soda is added. Stir in coconut, flour, sugar, and oats, and stir well. Press mixture lightly into a large baking tray.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Cool, and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; 1.3 g protein; 15.3 g carbohydrates; 14.2 mg cholesterol; 87.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2003
This is a very easy, tasty bar. Not a lot to it. Be careful not to overbake. I used a 9x13 pan and the bars are quite thin. I didn't have golden syrup, so I used white syrup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2009
My batch should have been called Crumblers instead of Crunchers. While I give this 5 stars for flavor I give it 1 star for texture. My bars were extremely dry and fragile. I followed measurements precisely but I used unsweetened coconut which does not seem as moist as sweetened coconut. I also substituted a mix of honey and corn syrup for the golden syrup. Perhaps that affected the moisture as well? Anyway - - it made very yummy crumbs. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2003
This is a very easy, tasty bar. Not a lot to it. Be careful not to overbake. I used a 9x13 pan and the bars are quite thin. I didn't have golden syrup, so I used white syrup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2003
This is a very easy, tasty bar. Not a lot to it. Be careful not to overbake. I used a 9x13 pan and the bars are quite thin. I didn't have golden syrup, so I used white syrup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
These bar cookies were extremely simple to make very fast and quite delicious. Buttery goodness in every bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
This was great not only crunchy but tasty too. Recommended. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
This recipe is great I love Anzac Biscuits but I like them when they are not so hard... Which is hard to master normally. This recipe is perfact and everyone loved them (I'll never take them to work again though!!!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
The secret to keeping the bars/cookies from crumbling is to use a small metal or hard rubber spatula to press the oat mixture firmly into the pan. I also recommend cutting the bars while warm then letting them cool completely in the pan. My family loves raisins and a slightly more chewy texture so I added (1) cup to the mix. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2006
I baked them for 15 min. and they looked white at the middle so i baked for 10 min more. And this probably made them too dry. Oh another mistake don't put more than 1 cup coconut flake coz that'll be too much! I had 1 1/2 cup so i didn't know what to do with the rest 1/2 cup so i put altogether and i think...it's not good. so i think next time i will bake them in an 9 13 pan and not take out from the oven since 15 min..let's see how they will turn out. but they still taste good... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
It looks great in the oven Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2019
After a vacation in South Africa where I became addicted to a cookie bar like this sold in the Kruger National Park shops I was determined to find a recipe. This is close enough to be a keeper. We have now made it at least 3 times and will continue to make it. So yummy with a cup of tea. I make them in a glass 9x9 pan lined with parchment and use more parchment to press them into place. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
These are simple to make and taste great! I did make an adjustment as I had no golden syrup. I used honey instead. I also baked it for five minutes more due to the high altitude. I printed and saved this one to my recipe folder:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2009
My batch should have been called Crumblers instead of Crunchers. While I give this 5 stars for flavor I give it 1 star for texture. My bars were extremely dry and fragile. I followed measurements precisely but I used unsweetened coconut which does not seem as moist as sweetened coconut. I also substituted a mix of honey and corn syrup for the golden syrup. Perhaps that affected the moisture as well? Anyway - - it made very yummy crumbs. Read More