imageI love baking slices,  they take less time to make than biscuits… I find all that rolling of mixture into little balls a bit tedious: Slices are (often) faster to make!  This is another family favourite that’s regularly in our home baking tins. I got this recipe out of the ‘Baking for Blokes’ recipe book by Steve Joll that some well-meaning person bought for my Hot Hubby one Christmas. He’s yet to be inspired, but it’s a cookbook I regularly reach for: It’s got a delightful Kiwi feel to it,  the baking recipes in are simple, the ingredients mostly require pantry basics and, critically,  damn the food is good!

This Chocolate Weetbix slice recipe is delicious and a one of those recipes you can always rely on as it requires standard ingredients that are always in the pantry, and if you are missing an ingredient you might be able to improvise… I’ve made this with raisins when I had no chocolate chips, with raw sugar when we’d run out of brown sugar. You get the idea!  I personally like making this as it  takes sod all time to make (7 mins, tops) and it’s one of those dead easy delightful recipes which uses sod all cooking equipment.  This means you save time cleaning up.   By the way, this recipe is easy enough kids can make it. Time to skite: My 7 year old can make this entirely on his own 🙂

I’ve given this recipe to a lot of friends – they all give it big thumbs up, so give it a whirl!   I love to sit down with a small slice of this and a nice cup of tea after my boy is in bed and have ten minutes to myself to relax and unwind. Contented sigh…

Ingredients
260g melted butter
2 c standard flour (sifted)*
5 Weetbix, crushed to smithereens
1 cup of brown sugar (well packed)**
2 tsp baking powder
1 c dark chocolate chips/drops

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  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°. Grease and line a baking slice tin with baking paper (the one I use is 28 x 18cm – a bigger one would be fine too)
  • Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well.  Then add the butter. Give it another good mix
  • Step 3: Press mixture into the slice tin. Smooth the mixture down with the back of a tablespoon so it’s nice and flat
  • Step 4: Bake for 25 minutes

*  If you want a darker and more chocolatey slice, do 1 + 3/4 c flour and 1/4 c cocoa (sifted). Yum
**  I’d run out of brown sugar when I made this, so I used raw sugar, it worked just fine!