Well, it is official. We are going preservative and additive-free in an attempt to calm down my 3 year old daughter's behaviour, and in the mean time, it would actually be beneficial for the whole family, so that is what we are doing. I tried to find a commercial muesli bar that was failsafe, but could not find 1, so here is a additive and preservative-free recipe.
ROLLED OAT BARS (contains gluten)
1 cup self raising flour or wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp CSR golden syrup or pure maple syrup
2 cups rolled oats
150g butter or Nuttelex
Combine flour, oats, and sugar in a bowl. Melt butter, add golden syrup and mix into dry ingredients. Press into slice tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown. Cut into bars while still hot, leave to cool before removing from tray. Makes about 20.
Recipe from Sue Dengate's failsafe booklet http://www.fedup.com.au