The internet, or at least those creepy lobotomised Mum forums, is full of recipes for Weetbix slices so I bit the bullet and chose one. I tweaked it a bit to suit our cupboards but it's not my finest creation by any means, which is why I wasn't sure about posting it here. I think my real problem is that it tastes like the sort of thing that the women's mags perkily say that busy, frazzled housewives are supposed to make - and while it's slowly dawning on me that I AM a busy, frazzled housewife, I'd rather comfort-eat bread and butter than this kind of thing. So while I have an existential crisis about my place in the world, see what you think of this...
Chocolate Weetbix Slice
This is quick, easy and uses up a few dreaded Weetbix. If you can, make this with some raisins or dried fruit tossed in. It'll be really boring otherwise.
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
3/4 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup crushed Weetbix (2-3)
1 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2tsp vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 160c and line a slice tin with baking paper (leave an overhang so you can lift the whole thing out afterwards).
Melt the butter in a large pot, let cool briefly, then throw in all the other ingredients and mix well. Press firmly into the prepared tin and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool completely.
For the icing, sift the cocoa and icing sugar into a bowl, then add the vanilla and milk. Add a bit more milk if it's not runny enough. Spread over the slice and cut when set. Drop it off at a coffee morning for exhausted mothers.Pin It