I remember my Mum making this slice for us when we were kids. It was always a favourite. Forty odd years on, and it is still a favourite. As I write about it today, I will be lucky if there is any left over by the end of today!!! (I only made it on Sunday!!) Thanks goodness the little convection oven can make slices!!! This slice is just so easy to make - and you usually have all the ingredients on hand too!!
Chocolate Wheat Bix Slice
1 cup self raising flour
4 wheat bix (crushed)
1 1/2 tbs cocoa
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup coconut
125g butter, melted
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbs cocoa
few drops vanilla essence
20g butter, melted
1 tbs milk (plus extra if needed)
Preheat oven to 180C.
Mix all ingredients, including the melted butter, in a bowl.
Press the mixture firmly into a slice tin
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until goden around the edges.
Remove from oven and make the icing. Place the icing sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and butter in a bowl. Mix together, then add 1 tablespoon of milk, adding more if necessary to form a smooth paste.
While the slice is still hot place the chocolate icing over the top of the slice. Spread it out so the heat of the slice makes spreading it easier. Coat the top of the slice with the icing, garnish with extra coconut, then leave to cool completely.
Cut into squares.
See if you can start a family tradition with this slice - let's see if we can keep it going another 40 years!!!