WEETBIX CHOCOLATE SLICE

weetbix sliceWhen 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

METHOD

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.

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