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Classic South African Crunchies


Classic South African Crunchies

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 16 Crunchies

A true South African classic, these simple and delicious oat biscuits can be enjoyed crunchy or with a bit of chew. For an extra special touch, coat with a layer of chocolate!


1  teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

175g Butter

2  cups Oats

1  Tablespoon Golden Syrup

1  cup Desiccated Coconut

85g Sugar

1  pinch Salt

250ml Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and syrup together, and when bubbling, add the bicarbonate of soda
  • In a separate bowl, mix the Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour, oats, coconut, sugar and salt
  • Mix the wet and the dry ingredients together to form a crumbly mixture
  • Butter or grease a baking tray (choose the size depending on how thick you want them - note that they will not rise very much)
  • Pack the mixture tightly into the tray by pressing down hard
  • Bake at 180ºC for 15minutes, then for a further 10 minutes at 160ºC
  • Remove from the oven and slice while hot, but only remove from the tin when cool