I am a huge fan of an old-fashioned crunchy, thinly-iced ginger crunch.
This recipe isn't like that. It's a bit like a mix between a ginger crunch and an Anzac biscuit (which isn't a bad thing) so I have called it a ginger chew! It's from a cafe in Golden Bay.

Oaty Ginger Chew
150g butter
2 Tbsp golden syrup
3/4C brown sugar
3/4C coconut (I used dessicated)
1 1/2C rolled oats
3/4C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

4 Tbsp butter
8 Tbsp icing sugar
4 Tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 180C, grease a 20x30cm tin


Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan
Remove from heat, stir in the coconut, oats, flour, baking powder and ginger. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Press into the greased tin, and bake 15-20 mins.
Mark into squares while still warm
Cool (ice when cool)

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan until melted (don't overheat!). Pour over base when cooled, and spread evenly.

Cut into slices before the icing is completely cooled!