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Sunflower Seed Butter Crunchies

I think it's safe to say that every South African knows exactly what a crunchie is, and how delicious they are. A warm cup of tea and a crunchie takes me right back to my childhood, and what a delightful trip of nostalgia it is.

This right here is a delicious twist on that traditional sweet treat, using our Crunchy Sunflower Seed Butter , and it is the perfect treat to whip up this weekend!

Ingredients:

For the crunchies:
175g salted butter
75g white sugar (6 tbsp)
75g brown sugar (6 tbsp)
45ml golden syrup (3 tbsp)
5ml Bicarbonate of soda (1 tsp)
100g Blooming Goods Crunchy Sunflower Seed Butter
180g oats (2 cups)
140g flour (1 cup)
90g desiccated coconut (1 cup)

For the chocolate drizzle:
80g milk chocolate
45ml Blooming Goods Classic Sunflower Seed Butter (3 tbsp)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20 x 20cm tin with baking paper,
leaving the edges long so that you can easily pull the crunchies out later.
Place the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and golden syrup into a small saucepan
and heat over low heat until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add the sunflower seed butter
and bicarbonate of soda, mixing well.
Add the oats, flour and desiccated concept to a large bowl and stir to combine.
Pour in the cooled butter mixture and mix well.
Press the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat
to 150°C and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely in the tin, then carefully lift out and slice into squares or
bars.
To make the chocolate drizzle, finely chop the chocolate then place in a heatproof
bowl. Melt in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth (or
melt over a double boiler).
Stir in the sunflower seed butter. Use a spoon to drizzle over the crunchy squares,
or place in a piping bag and pipe fine zigzag patterns over the squares.
Leave to set at room temperature, then store in an airtight container for up to 5
days.

Remember to tag us on social media if you make these, and use the hashtag #itsbloominggood 

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