this is a recipe that i use all the time. it’s a simple no-bake recipe. i made these slices last sunday for cousin xavier’s 4th birthday.
(i found this recipe in a magazine years ago – i still have the torn page from the magazine. this recipe was a reader recipe where the reader stated that she had been making this slice for nearly 50 years and it had always been a great favourite with her family.)
2/3 cup milk
1 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 x 250g packets of morning coffee biscuits
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1) grease 19cm x 29cm lamington pan and line with enough baking paper to cover base and extend over sides.
2) combine the butter, milk, sugar, cocoa and vanilla essence in a saucepan. stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved, then bring to the boil and remove from heat.
3) place biscuits in a large plastic bag and roughly crush with a rolling pin.
4) tip the crushed biscuits into a large bowl, add the melted butter mixture and mix well.
5) press mixture firmly into prepared pan and sprinkle with coconut.
6) refrigerate until firm. use the lining paper to remove slice from pan and cut into small pieces to serve.
makes about 30 pieces. the slices will keep for several days in an airtight container in the fridge.
note: i changed the recipe this time and added peanut butter. just for something different.
“chocolate doesn’t make the world go around. but it certainly makes the trip worthwhile.”