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Childhood fave: Weet-Bix slice with chocolate icing

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Weetbix Slice

Back in the day, when I was in primary school, we used to have a ‘thing’ called Cake & Slice day. Parents would bake their hearts out late at night, and the kids would take the goods into school the next day to be sold. We had a huge table in the playground where all the cakes and slices would be set up, and the kids would come along with their silver coin and purchase a little baked goodie.

My Ma always made one of two slices, either chocolate fudge bars {so good!} or Weet-Bix slice. Instead of trying another family’s creation, I always looked out for my mum’s slice and paid 20c for a piece. I was kinda funny like that.

I hadn’t tried Weetbix slice since back in those days at school, and I actually thought that I probably wouldn’t like it. Weet-Bix? In a slice? Maybe it wasn’t as good as I remembered. When I mentioned to Hubby, who is totally NOT a Weet-Bix kid, he turned up his nose.

I’m a Weet-Bix kid from way back. It was my breakfast of choice, and still is. Lacey had her first try on the weekend, and she’s not a fan either. “Too slobbery,” she said.

Thankfully they both liked the slice. The Weet-Bix adds a little crunch to the base. I’d pay 20c at least for it. Do they still have Cake & Slice days at schools?

Weetbix Slice


3 Weet-Bix, crushed
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup dessicated coconut
150g butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup icing sugar
2 tbs cocoa
50g butter, melted
1 tbs hot water


♥ Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
♥ Grease and line a tray with baking paper.
♥ Place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix to combine. Add melted butter and stir until completely combined.
♥ Press the slice into the tray, smooth over with the back of a spoon and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
♥ While the slice cools, make the icing. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, until smooth and combined. Pour over slice and spread until completely covered. You can sprinkle with a little coconut for added fancy.

Note: I’m not sure if Weet-Bix is sold anywhere other than Australia, but it’s a breakfast cereal. You can see a picture here, and maybe find an alternative where you live.

What treat was your favourite as a kid?