This is a really old recipe and the original dates back to World War I. I have tweeked it a little to make it more interesting.


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup coconut

  • 1 cup self raising flour

  • 1 egg

  • .5 cup chopped peanuts

  • 1 heaped teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 125g butter

  • 1 dessertspoon Golden Syrup

  • To make this a little different I often add .75 to 1 cup of raw museli and reduce the rolled oats content by .5 of a cup.


  • 1.

    Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and knead together for 5 minutes. Break off into small pieces form into balls and then press flat with the back of fork. Bake in a moderate oven about 180 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (36 servings)

  • Energy 104kj
  • Fat Total 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 3mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Other nut varieties can be substituted eg almonds, cashews or macadamias but the most common is peanuts. It's great for getting kids involved in the kitchen.

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