Safari Crunch


Location: Disney Inspired – The Lion King

Source: The Disney Bakery – 30 Magical Recipes by Adrienne Berofsky

Hello beautiful bakers!

     Before we get into it, I should probably tell you I didn’t have high hopes for this recipes. The description says you use cookie cutters to cut out the safari shapes, but I thought it was odd that all the pictures in the cookbook show the crunch inside the cutters. I had a feeling this meant they wouldn’t cut very well, and I was right. As soon as I tried to remove the cookie cutter it just all fell apart.

     With all that being said, it is tasty on its own. All week we have been putting it on cereal. My family has also been eating it as a snack. It really gives the illusion of eating something healthy because of the oats, raisins, and nuts, but really it’s all just soaked in butter. Butter may make everything delicious but it doesn’t make things healthy. We all wish it did though.

Let’s get into it.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Grease 2 13″x9″ rectangular baking pans

  3. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and maple syrup. Stir until the butter is melted.

  4. Add the oats, salt, crispy rice cereal, walnuts, raisins into the pan. Stir well.

  5. Transfer into the prepared baking pans.

  6. Bake 13-15 minutes. It will become golden brown. Allow to cool.

  7. Use cookie cutters to cut your animal shapes.

Tada you have now created… well a pile of buttery oats. Maybe keep them in the shapes for your kids to see. Ya, that’s probably what the cookbook meant to say.

Happy baking everyone!

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