Anzac Biscuit Bars with Cornflake Crunch

anzac biscuit bars with cornflake crunch

Anzac Biscuit Bars with Cornflake Crunch might sound an unnecessary twist on the Austrlian biscuit, but that topping makes these a standout! There isn’t a good way to explain these cookie bars except that they take the beautifully perfect recipe and top with a chocolate crunch that is, well, delicious.

There is so much to be said about my love of cereal, a particularly cereal that holds a special place in my heart are cornflakes. As a kid, I’d sometimes serve myself dry cornflakes in a cup as a snack and wander around doing whatever I needed whilst scrambling out the dry cereal into my gob.

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Most 90s kids ate cereal as that was likely one of the big things of the day and so for this here kid that had those golden years during that decade is the nostalgia that comes with consuming a box of my favorite cereal.

Nowadays smoothie bowls or granola is likely a far more common childhood breakfast and it’s likely the same for those of us who have since grown up and so buying a box is a treat, kinda like the parents are away and no one will get in trouble for filling a bowl with your favorite, dousing in milk and scopping it up with your favorite sppon.

I’m sure most of you have a cereal that you eat from time to time with an innocent smile remembering all the childhood memories. What would your favorite be?

Anzac’s are a classic recipe in Oceania and each year on 25 April the nation’s stop and pause on all the lives who gave themselves during the world wars. It’s our Memorial day that sees The traditional version of these is in biscuit form, but sometimes a classic is good to try in a new way and I have to say, these feel like a kiwi treat so I’m stoked.

How to prepare Anzac Biscuit Bars with Cornflake Crunch

  • Combine the dry ingredients: Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl, stirring together and making a well.
  • Melt the butter: Melt the butter and golden syrup.
  • Stir the boiling water and baking soda: Mix those two together and then add to the melty butter and golden syrup.
  • Add to the dry ingredients: Pour that good stuff into the dry ingredients and combine until no dry patches remain.
  • Spoon into the baking tin: Spoon the biscuit mixture into your baking tin and smooth out.
  • Bake: Bake the biscuit bars until well and trully golden, remove and allow to cool.
  • Now onto the topping: Melt the chocolate until smooth and stir in the cornflakes.
  • Spread: Slowly spread the thin crunchy topping over the bars and top with a little salt.
  • Refrigerate to set: Place in the fridge to set the chocolate.
  • Cut and serve: Remove and cut into bars, dig in!

Tips for the best Anzac Biscuit Bars with Cornflake Crunch

Get these truly golden brown: These go golden brown pretty swiftly, like at the 15 minute mark, but you want a real crust to form otherwise these will be crumbly so ensure you can press slightly into the bars, but that it feels firm to the touch.

More chewy biscuits you’ll enjoy

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Trail Cookies

Coffee Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Filling

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Anzac Biscuit Bars with Cornflake Crunch
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Makes 20 bars

Ingredients:
Anzac Base
160 grams / 1 cup flour
106 grams / 2/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup regular oats
140 grams / 4.9 ounces butter, cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cornflake Crunch
140 grams / 5 ounces chocolate (I mixed 50/50 milk and dark chocolate so as not to be too sweet)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup cornflakes
Sea salt to finish

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 160°C/320F and greaseproof a baking tin.

Place the flour, sugar, coconut and oats into a bowl and mix to combine, making a well in the center.

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In a saucepan over medium low heat place the butter and golden syrup until combined and melted.

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Mix together the boiling water and baking soda. Add to the melted butter and stir to combine.

Remove from the heat and pour into the oat mixture.

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Stir through until the entire mixture is coated in the butter syrup sauce, ensuring there are no clumps of flour or oats at the bottom of the bowl.

Spoon the entire mixture into your tin, spreading evenly.

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Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until completely golden on top, but still soft enough to feel your finger slightly sink into the bars when touched lightly.

Remove and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler until smooth.

Remove and pour in the cornflakes, stirring to coat fully. If you crush the cornflakes in this process, don’t worry, that’ll help ensure they are fully covered in the chocolate.

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Spoon every last ounce of the chocolate onto the cooled bars and spread out with the back of a spoon, it might feel a bit stiff to move about, but will cover the top by continuing to stir with the back of your spoon.

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Sprinkle sea salt over the top and place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.

Allow to come to room temperature before removing, slicing and serving.

Try to only eat one of these.

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  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 20 bars 1x
  • Category: Bars and Slices

Description

These anzac biscuit bars are like a fancy Oceania version of flapjacks, but this time they are topped with a cornflake crunch that makes this one a standout dish


Ingredients

Scale

Anzac Base
160 grams / 1 cup flour
106 grams / 2/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup regular oats
140 grams / 4.9 ounces butter, cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cornflake Crunch
140 grams / 5 ounces chocolate (I mixed 50/50 milk and dark chocolate so as not to be too sweet)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup cornflakes
Sea salt to finish


Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/320F and greaseproof a baking tin.
  • Place the flour, sugar, coconut and oats into a bowl and mix to combine, making a well in the center.
  • In a saucepan over medium low heat place the butter and golden syrup until combined and melted.
  • Mix together the boiling water and baking soda. Add to the melted butter and stir to combine.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into the oat mixture.
  • Stir through until the entire mixture is coated in the butter syrup sauce, ensuring there are no clumps of flour or oats at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Pour the entire mixture into your tin, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until completely golden on top, but still soft enough to feel your finger slightly sink into the bars when touched lightly.
  • Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler until smooth.
  • Remove and pour in the cornflakes, stirring to coat fully. If you crush the cornflakes in this process, don’t worry, that’ll help ensure they are fully covered in the chocolate.
  • Spoon every last ounce of the chocolate onto the cooled bars and spread out with the back of a spoon, it might feel a bit stiff to move about, but will cover the top by continuing to stir with the back of your spoon.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over the top and place in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.
  • Allow to come to room temperature before removing, slicing and serving.
  • Try to only eat one of these.

Notes

Recipe by Roamingtaste

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