best ever crunchies

best ever crunchies
Yields 30
a chocolate drizzled oat and coconut crunchy bisciut
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 200g oats
  2. 100g potato flour
  3. 100g rice flour
  4. 180g butter melted
  5. 80g desiccated coconut
  6. 100g muscavado sugar
  7. 80g brown sugar
  8. 200g pecan nuts chopped
  9. 1.5 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  10. 3 tablespoon honey
  11. 20g dark chocolate for decoration
  12. 20g white chocolate for decoration
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a biscuit tin, 35x25cm, with grease-proof baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the honey and bicarbonate of soda. Give a good stir.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients together and add the melted butter to this. The mix may seem a bit dry, but persevere combining the ingredients, it comes together nicely.
  4. Press this into your prepared tin. Use the palm of your hand to make sure it is firmly pressed down.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden.
  6. Allow the mix to cool for 15 minutes before you cut into it. Mark the biscuits with your knife before you drizzle with chocolate, this makes it easier to cut and lift out.
  7. Melt the white and the dark chocolate. I cheat and do this in the microwave to save time and because the amounts are very small.
  8. Drizzle this over the crunchies, allow to set.
  9. This recipe makes about 20 biscuits.
  10. Delicious with a cup of tea or if you are my husband have them for breakfast with coffee!
  1. This recipe is gluten-free as I have used rice flour and potato flour. However, you can use the same quantity of normal cake flour.
Amanda In The Kitchen

2 thoughts on “best ever crunchies

  1. Hi Amanda, Been searching for G-F rusks, crunchies for ages and many other recipes, but yours is the first that does not use “almond flour/meal”. Thank you. For me almond flour in SA is very expensive and so do not use it.
    Another point: I copy all the G-F recipes with a photo for my G-F recipe file – so I can see what it looks like. I am unable to copy any of your photos just so I have it on my recipe. Any reason? I always make the pic small. I certainly would never use the photo and that would totally go against my Christian principles.
    I have copied the above recipes plus your Christmas mince recipe – one of my favourites.
    Thank you for great SA favourite recipes. I have tried several G-F loaf recipes from Pinterest (cranberry, raisins, lemon) and all have flopped!! Frustrating. Again thanks.

    1. HI – I am not sure why the photos don’t copy but they are very protected – I will look into that. Many thanks for the heads up.

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