My nine year old wanted to cook something, and I needed something to put in school lunches this week, so while the six year old did some drawing, we made fruit crunchies!
With only a few simple ingredients and no baking required, these little crunchy, fruity, bites are an easy sweet snack for kids to make.
There is a bit of chopping involved and you need to use the stove, so little ones will need an adult to do those parts, but older kids who have mastered some basic kitchen safety will be able to make these without much help at all.
You can vary the dried fruit and add whatever you like best – apple, apricot, mango, sultanas, cranberries, you could even throw in a few chocolate chips if you like.
Just like our homemade muesli bar recipe, you need to time the cooking of the sugar syrup once it comes to the boil. Two minutes on a gentle boil is enough to make everything stick together, less time and they’ll be too soft, more time and there won’t be enough to mix into the dry ingredients and they will go rock hard and brittle. So keep your eye on the time!
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
These fruit crunchies are a delicious treat, why not let the kids have a go at making them next time they are bored!
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