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Monstrously delicious Muesli Bars

Soft microwave muesli bars packed with peanut butter, chewy oats, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and drizzled with melted peanut butter, perfect for kids lunchboxes!


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 ⅓ cups crisp rice cereal
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons mini M&Ms
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter 


  1. Line an square pan with baking paper. Pour oats, cereal and desiccated coconut into a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Place the butter, golden syrup, peanut butter and brown sugar in a large microwave safe dish and microwave at 500W for 2 minutes, or until melted and combined.
  3. Remove from microwave, add oats, desiccated coconut and cereal and stir thoroughly to coat the oats.
  4. Pour mixture into lined pan and use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to even out the layer before pressing down. Immediately sprinkle the mini M&Ms evenly over the entire surface. Working quickly (mixture will begin to soften and melt M&Ms), use your hands to press mixture down gently to secure M&Ms into place. 
  5. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the muesli bars, pressing down more firmly and quickly since chocolate chips will begin to melt once they hit the bars. Allow bars to cool completely.
  6. Remove oat mixture from pan and cut into 12 bars. 
  7. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave until smooth. Use a spoon to drizzle over the bars and place in the refrigerator until peanut butter drizzle has set, about 10 minutes. 
  8. Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap, or store them in an airtight container at room temperature.