When I was a kid my mother made a slice that was based on crushed Weet-bix, probably because, like any good Australian family there was always a box of Weet-bix in the house – “weet-bix kids are Aussie kids”.
I decided it was time to revisit the recipe to make it with my grandson and I found it on the Weet-bix website here: https://www.weetbix.com.au/recipes/sweet-weet-bix-slice/
Weet-bix Chocolate Slice
Ingredients (a bit of my variation)
- 5 Weet-Bix crushed well
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- (my addition) ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 200g butter (or use coconut oil – this will enhance the coconut flavour)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Combine crushed Weet-Bix, flour, baking powder, cocoa, walnuts if using and coconut in a mixing bowl.
Heat sugar, golden syrup and butter in a glass dish in the microwave, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. You need to stir it a couple of times – takes about 3 minutes until it is bubbling and almost toffee-like, add vanilla essence then add the lot to the dry ingredients and mix.
Press the mix into a 20cm x 30cm lined baking dish.
Bake in a 180C oven for 15 minutes or until firm.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Make icing by combining sifted icing sugar, cocoa and softened butter. Gradually add a small amount of boiling water mixing and adding more until desired thickness is reached.
Spread icing over slice and cool – slice into small squares.