Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chocolate Weet-Bix Slice

Chocolate Weet-bix Slice
I asked a friend for this recipe years ago after having eaten it at a birthday party.  She wrote it out for me right then and there but it never worked.  She was a recipe HOGGER!  How I hate that!  But, after a bit of trial and error I have worked out a similar, if not better version.

This is fast, easy and inexpensive.  It is not healthy, despite the weet-bix. If you want a fudgier slice blast the dry ingredients for a little longer.

Here it is:

3 weet-bix
90g desiccated coconut
100g sugar
150g sr flour
2 Tbsp of cocoa or cacao powder ( I have also used Milo)
Pinch of salt
150g melted butter

Preheat your oven to 180c and line a slice tin with baking paper.


If you want to make the whole thing in Thermie I would suggest you blitz up your dry ingredients first then set aside, melt the butter and add the dry back in.  Otherwise you can nuke the butter for about 40 seconds in the microwave.

Measure in all ingredients except the butter.  The blast on speed 5, reverse for about 6-8 seconds.  Less time if you like it rougher.

Add in the melted butter and give it 15 seconds on Interval.

Press mixture into baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.  Allow to cool in tin.

Icing:  this is rough as I did this bit in a bowl, by eye.
1 - 1 and a half cups of icing, 1 Tbsp of cocoa, 1 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp boiling water from the kettle.  Mix until smooth.  Thicken with more icing sugar if you like it thicker, equally add more water for a runnier icing.  Thick is good!

Store in the fridge.  You can cut it much easier after cooling in the fridge overnight.  I get about 20 squares out of a batch.  This flies out of the fridge though, don't expect it to last long.

Variations:  for a Cherry Ripe version add a pack of glace cherries at the Interval stage.  For  a choc-mint variation blast a tube of extra strong mints on speed 9 for 2 seconds and add it to your dry ingredients - it softens in the mix.  

Yours in choco-yumminess,
ThermoMINX

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