Anolon Academy

Puffed Millet, chia and honey squares

By Dominique Rizzo

I am always fossicking in my pantry and giving myself a Ready Steady Cook challenge. I will often pick random ingredients that I may not have used in a while and creating something with them, this time it was puffed millet! I picked this up in a health food store to mix in with my muesli and have had half a bag sitting on my shelves for a while. This is almost liked puffed wheat cereal that as a young child I can remember always eating.


• 4 cups of Puffed millet

• 1 cup desiccated coconut

• 2 tblsp chia seeds

• 50g of almond flakes (toast these in a pan over moderate heat until golden)

• 135g organic butter (you can also use coconut oil)

• 4 tblsp honey

• ½ cup natural brown sugar (rapadura sugar can be bought from the health food shop, or you can also use coconut sugar)

• ½ tsp vanilla

• 60g 70% dark chocolate


Place the dried ingredients into a bowl together and stir. In a small saucepan combine the honey, butter, sugar and vanilla and bring to the boil, simmer for 3 minutes then pour this into the puffed millet, almonds and coconut. 

Line a 20cm x 30cm tine and with slightly wet hands press the mixture into the tin until evenly distributed.

Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top. You can set this in the fridge but it will also set out of the fridge. Store in the fridge or in an airtight container.

Makes 20 squares