This Chocolate Chip Oat Bar Slice Is Perfect For Busy Parents

My eldest son has just started his first year at our local school. In the lead up, we organised lots of things – uniform, school shoes, bag and his lunchbox.

He had a few requirements when it came to choosing his lunchbox. First, it had to be blue. Secondly, it had to have a drink bottle. And third, it had to have lots of compartments. We found a suitable one at a local department store. It was perfect – especially as one of his friends had the same lunchbox.

Every morning, he likes to inspect his lunchbox before he heads off to school – just to see what treats I have included for the day’s breaks.

This chocolate chip oat bar slice is a perfect lunchbox treat. The oats contain a slow releasing energy which means they will keep you feeling fuller for longer. They are also perfect for busy parents, because they are simply a one bowl slice which takes no time to mix together. You gotta love that!

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Yummy Macadamia Florentines Made With Breakfast Cereal

Florentines are a cafe classic with their nutty, fruity, toffee crunch. And don’t forget the chocolate!

My eldest son has about 3 different types of breakfast cereals on the go. His favourite through winter and at the moment is porridge with brown sugar. This means that some of the other cereals have been left all alone in the pantry. So, I decided to find a recipe to use up the left over cornflakes.

Florentines are usually made with flaked almonds. I didn’t have any in the pantry – but I did have some macadamia nuts (surprise, surprise!).  They work brilliantly with the sweetness of the dried fruit and crunch of the cornflakes.

Do you have lonely breakfast cereals in the cupboard? Why not find a recipe to use them up.

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Awesome Choc Chip Cookies in 4 Easy Steps

Choc Chip Cookies are a subjective little thing – Some people like them crunchy, others prefer chewy cookies. Some will just eat the uncooked cookie dough if they get the chance.

Then there’s the chocolate – I prefer dark chocolate for its rich bitter taste. If you’re cooking for kids, you may prefer to use milk chocolate. Or why not use the trifecta – Dark, Milk and White Chocolates – to make Triple Choc Chip Cookies?

These choc-chip cookies are pretty awesome. They have a slight crunch around the edges, the centre is chewy and moist, and they also maintain a bit of their height during the cooking process. But I’m warning you now – They will not last long!

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