Friday, August 18, 2006

Chocolate Weet-Bix Slice Recipe

This quick and easy recipe makes a crunchy chocolate slice that is great for lunchboxes.

Makes about 18 pieces (each about 4.5cm by 6cm).

60g dark chocolate
110g butter
1 tablespoon (20ml) golden syrup
3 Weet-Bix (about 48g total)
100g (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) desiccated coconut
110g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour

Chocolate Icing
140g (1 cup) icing sugar
10g (1 tablespoon) cocoa powder
5g (1 teaspoon) butter, softened
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
6g (1 tablespoon) desiccated coconut, for sprinkling on top of slice

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

Lightly grease an 18cm by 28cm slice pan.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter together over very low heat, stirring frequently. When just melted, remove from heat and stir in golden syrup. ©

Finely crush Weet-Bix by breaking them up with your fingers or using a food processor.

Stir coconut, brown sugar, Weet-Bix and flours together in a large bowl until well combined. Add chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Firmly press mixture into prepared pan using the back of a spoon.

Make chocolate icing while slice is baking. Bake slice for 15 minutes.

Remove slice from oven and set aside for one minute before spreading with icing. Sprinkle with extra tablespoon of coconut.

Allow slice to cool to room temperature before cutting into pieces to serve. Store slice in an airtight container. Suitable to freeze.

Chocolate Icing
Sift icing sugar and cocoa together into a medium bowl. Add butter and milk and stir until smooth. The icing should be quite thick at this stage; however, it will spread easily when placed on the hot slice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great recipe! Tried it this afternoon and there is almost none left. Simple to make but difficult to resist. Everyone has persuaded themselves that it is healthy because it has weet bix in it!

17/6/07 3:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lilly says...............
its the 2nd time ive made it and it still cooling down i needed to add more milk to the icing and i new how too make it of by heart!

21/8/07 10:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a big packet of weet-bix and don't fancy it for breakfast after the first trial. Good thing I found this recipe so now I know what to do with the packet! Thanks!


5/3/08 1:36 pm  
Blogger stereoscent said...

it was hard to find weet bix in stockholm but i've managed and looking forward to the results. ha!

23/4/08 4:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this, it is like my mum and nan used to make when I was a kid.
They used to put Marshmallow on top sometimes for a change but I can't find their recipe, can you help.
I have my grand daughters using this site to teach them to cook. They love the way it is so simple for them to follow and now enjoy trying new things. Thank you,

10/6/08 1:05 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Dorothy,

We have added your marshmallow slice recipe request to our to-do list.

14/6/08 11:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very great recipe! tried it and has worked wonders especially because it contains no eggs, and had all the ingredients i had ready!

16/8/08 6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I use vegetable oil or copha instead of butter for the weet bix mixture?

18/8/08 4:12 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We have only tested this recipe with butter, so we aren't sure whether copha or vegetable oil would work. If you try making the slice with copha or oil, please let us know how it turns out.

22/8/08 5:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this today but it turned out quite crumbly when I cut it into slices to pull out of the pan. Tastes absolutely delicious, just very crumbly, I found the icing actually detached from the base once cut into slices, and found that I had to wait a little longer than a minute to put icing on. What made it so crumbly?

13/9/08 6:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kate again, I used the crumbs to make little chocolate balls, adding a little extra butter. After refrigerating them overnight, they turned into beautiful chocolate weet-bix balls that taste delicous. Thanks heaps!

14/9/08 7:07 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Kate,

We're glad you found a use for the crumbs!

The slice may be crumbly if the quantity of wet ingredients is insufficient, or if the slice mixture isn't firmly pressed into the pan. Do you know whether you have a 15ml or 20ml capacity tablespoon? We will amend the recipe instructions to include the reason why the mixture should be firmly pressed into the pan.

We spread the icing over the base while it is hot to help ensure that the icing adheres. Was the base still warm when you iced it?

14/9/08 10:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what the capacity of the tablespoon is but I have a feeling that's where I went wrong, with the quantity of golden syrup.
The base was still warm when I iced it, but I had to make a smaller quantity of icing to cover the base since I did not have enough icing sugar!
I made the slice 2 days ago and it has already gone. I think I have found a favourite!

15/9/08 5:01 pm  
Blogger Kylie Bowers said...

Yum, just what I was looking for!

23/9/08 2:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi just wondering if you can freeze this slice once you have done the icing or is it only suitable to freeze without the icing?

23/9/08 4:40 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

This slice can be iced before freezing.

13/10/08 9:18 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely delish. Weighed everything and slice was perfect - not crumbly. Never knew you could ice something hot, but it worked really well. I only had milk choc and it worked well but next time I'll try the dark. Yum.

18/10/08 9:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a greta slice. Mum used to make it when i was young. Instead of melting chocolate she used to use milo. She also used milo for the icing. Very tasty!!!!

29/10/08 12:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe so yummy . The kids love crushing up the weetbix . We always have to double the mixture though otherwise it doesnt last long enough.

15/11/08 9:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely loved this slice, it was so easy to make. I will definitely make this one again.

12/5/09 2:51 pm  
Blogger Ange & Zane & Liam & James & Ella said...

I made this slice for morning tea for friends yesterday and it was demolished within minutes! My husband loved it too! Great website - I have made a few recipes and they have all turned out perfectly.

24/6/09 9:25 am  
Blogger Katya said...

Just made this recipe again, love it. So delicious. Thanks.

8/9/09 4:26 pm  
Blogger Christine Henderson said...

FANTASTIC!!! I have quite a few recipes for this type of slice but this is definitely the best. Made it exactly as written. Thank you for a great recipe.

21/11/09 3:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a firm family favourite. I make it every couple of weeks or so when the weetbix runs out otherwise we would all be more than a little tubby. Even the fussy youngest one eats it.

2/3/10 7:30 am  
Anonymous Stacey said...

I have added this recipe to my list of favourites. Really nice slice!

20/9/10 8:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy! Easy to make, popular at arvo tea today. Thanks.

12/7/12 9:53 pm  

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