Meg has really been enjoying cooking independently these holidays. Banana cakes and slices are her specialty. We are loving that she wants to cook too, because it means that there are snacks for the kids (and us) when they are hungry, plus we don’t have to cook either. She is double excited to cook if we are going to take her cooking somewhere such as church. You can see the pride radiating from her.
One of the recipes she has introduced us to is the Choc Weetbix slice. I’m not sure where the recipe comes from. It’s on a printed bit of paper stuck into the exercise book where we keep recipes we like. It’s faded and got spots of food all over it. A sure sign of a good recipe.
The other great thing about this recipe is that it is made entirely with pantry ingredients and foods we normally have on hand. At the end of the month, when cream, and other items are getting low, we usually still have the ingredients for this one.
- 9 Weet-bix (crushed)
- 1½ c dessicated coconut
- ¼c cocoa
- 100g choc chips (optional)
- few drops peppermint essence
- 1 x 400g tin condensed milk
- 125g butter
- 100g chocolate (for topping)
- Place Weet-bix, coconut, cocoa, and choc chips into a bowl.
- Melt the butter.
- Pour the condensed milk, butter, and peppermint essence into the bowl.
- Work quickly to ensure that all the ingredients combine.
- Press the mixture into a lined lamington (brownie) tin.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Melt the remaining chocolate and spread over the top of the slice.
- Allow the chocolate to set.
- Cut into squares.
- Store in the refrigerator
Do your kids love to cook? What are their favourite things to make? I’m always looking for ideas to expand my girls repetoire.