Having something on hand for the big lad's kindy lunchbox isn't always that easy when I realise the night before that they have already eaten all of whatever it was I made the previous day... and although I'm all about easy, I'm still stubborn about making things myself and not resorting to evil packaged stuff full of numbers.
So this slice was better than packing off a kindy kid with a couple of dry Weetbix, right? He was happy, got to help me make it and even bragged about it to his friends. Which basically makes me a superhero!
This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie and I have no doubt it's going to save me on many more occasions.
5 Weetbix bars/blocks/or a few handfulls of the broken bits at the bottom that no-one will eat
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa, or half a cup of melted dark chocolate
splash of milk
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Crush Weetbix and mix in a bowl with flour, baking powder, cocoa and coconut.
Melt sugar, maple syrup and butter in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved, add vanilla.
Combine the wet mix to the dry and mix well.
Push into a slice tin, about 20cm x 30cm lined with baking paper.
Bake for 15 minutes.
To make icing, mix softened butter with icing sugar and add cocoa or melted chocolate. Whisk well and add milk, whisking until smooth.
Ice slice while still warm and allow to set.