These nutty bars are a wonderful snack for kids (and their parents!). I use honey for sweetener, which makes them a little more healthy than some store bought, but still a little decadent. Your kids will love these delicious nut and honey muesli bars!

These muesli bars are a fantastically filling snack, and they’re great for lunches as well as after school. Pack them in picnics, or take them on bike rides and hikes for a quick energy burst in the middle of the day.

You can add sesame seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or dried cranberries for variety. A handful of cacao nibs has children thinking they’re chocolate muesli bars! And really you can mix and match the nuts that go in. I tend to buy mixed nuts in bulk, the cheaper variety that has more peanuts in it is perfect for this recipe.

These bars store really well in an airtight container, and you can make double batches (bake them separately) and store in the freezer until you need them.

For a nut free version, check out our healthy nut-free muesli bar recipe.


Delicious Nut and Honey Muesli Bars Recipe

Delicious Nut and Honey Muesli Bars Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 90 g 3 oz rolled oats
  • 200 g 6½ oz mixed nuts, chopped roughly
  • 40 g 1 1/2 oz cornflakes
  • 60 ml 2 fl oz boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons honey if you have a sweet tooth you can double the amount of honey
  • 1 large egg white whisked lightly


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced (350°F/gas 4) and line a 20 x 20 x 5 cm (8 x 8 x 2 in) baking tin with baking paper.
  2. Place oats and nuts in a non-stick frypan and stir over a medium heat until nuts and oats begin to roast slightly. These can also be roasted lightly in the oven.
  3. Place nuts and oats in a large mixing bowl and add cornflakes, combine well. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl or jug mix boiling water and half of the honey until honey has dissolved into the water.
  5. Add honey mixture to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add whisked egg white and mix through quickly.
  7. Pour mixture into baking tin and spread out evenly. Push mixture down hard with a spatula or clean hands to ensure the mixture is dense and firm. Drizzle with balance of honey.
  8. Bake for 20–30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown.
  9. Cool completely and cut into fingers.

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