Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Home-made muesli bars


Hello! :)
As September is coming, oh it's so sad to even think about it...
So, school is coming again. Even for me, although I got my diploma in March.
But, I am starting a 1 year course to become a prof. pastry chef, hurray! :D
And for the school-/ or workdays we need some fast breakfast ideas.
 This muesli is like that.
 You can prepare it the previous evening in about 30 minutes, and the fast breakfast take-away is ready. :) 

I was inspired by this recipe, although I changed the elements for those I had at home. You can add honey, cinnamon, apple pieces, raisins, and so many options you have to flavor the basic recipe... 
I'm sure you can prepare your favorite.
Ingredients:
  • 500 g = 2 cups of oatmeal cereal
  • 120 g = 1/2 cup of butter/margarine
  • 200 g= 1 cup of marshmallow
  • 1 tbsp of Nutella (peanut butter)
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa
  • chocolate dragees
  • some cocoa cookies (crushed)
  • half bar of dark chocolate
  • ---
  • 2 tbsp of peach jam
  • 2 tbsp of raspberry syrup
  • 1 tbsp of rum flavor
  • ---
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of melted butter/margarine

Preparation:

1. Pour 250-250 grams of oatmeal cereals to two bowls.

2. Melt the butter and pour the half of it to one of the bowl, and the other to the other bowl.
3. I added cocoa, Nutella, chocolate draggees, and crushed cocoa cookies to one of the mixture.

4. And I flavored the other half with jam, raspberry syrup and with a little rum flavor. (But you can try honey, cinnamon, or fruits as well, or even desiccated coconut, peanuts  if you wish)

5. After I flavored both mixture I melted the marshmallow in the microwave. (1 minute is more than enough) And take care of them, not let them come out of the plate, because they can be inflated and if it runs out it can be glued to the micro... True story :D ) And add the half of it to one of the mixture, and the other half to the other. Easy. Mix them with a fork until it becomes a homogeneous mixture. The marshmallow is the glue to the whole muesli bar.

6. Place the cocoa mixture to the bottom of a baking tray, push it down, well. Then melt a half of a chocolate bar and lubricate its top. (optional, I like chocolate so much)

7. Then pour the other mixture on the top, and smooth its surface with a spatula.

8. I even spoon caramel on the top. I fried 2 tbsp of sugar in a tbsp of butter, and stirred it occasionally to get a nice caramel. 
 -->


9.  Then I place the tray in the fridge, and some hours later we could cut the bars. :)


Enjoy!
xoxo: Hajni