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Excellent Museli Bars

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For a while we have been cutting out disposable, non-recyclable plastic from our lives, and at the same time, trying to make more and more of our basics. We outsource so much these days! food, materials, production, education, entertainment, childcare - on and on.

This is part of my attempt to bring more of production and creation back into our domain - to insource.

So - Museli bars here in Australia are [a] high in sugar and fats, [b] small, and [c] expensive. I already make my own muesli, so why not go a step further... Of course, you can make bars in a cake tin, that you then cut to shape, but my experience is that they are uneven, poorly adhered, look daggy and require a lot of sugary, buttery bonding materials.

We need to be able to make our own stuff easily, quickly, and healthily - otherwise it remains simply a novelty activity, and we will return to buying stuff from the the supermarkets. I want this stuff to be mainstreamed....

So: here's the instructable. Making the moulds is the first part; once you have done that, you can make the muesli bars (part 2) in under 5 minutes. Easy peasy.
 
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philby (author) 8 months ago
Hi Shantianth. I think it would work. I know IKEA sells rubber ice cube mould in a long thin shape, sort of like a museli bar. Having the flexible mould really helps pack the bar firmly and with getting the even shape. Go well!
This looks great- Will be trying this soon. I wonder if making one big bar in a baking pan and then cutting it might work? I might need to oil the pan or use some wax paper.
rocketsurgery8 months ago
Hey wow that's great! We are also trying to cut down on plastic so we'll definitely be giving this a whirl. Would love to see one of your bars with a white chocolate topping, yum!
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philby (author)  Penolopy Bulnick8 months ago
Hi Penolopy
I think I accidentally removed your nice comment! Sorry! I blame smartphone technology and oversized thumbs.
Phil
Well then, I'll leave it again! This looks awesome! You make mold making look so easy and fun :)