I find slices easier to make as I can do them the night before, and it doesn't take too much time. I had been planning to try the fabulous Fancypants Magic Slice on the kiddies, but I couldn't work out how to adapt it to suit kids. My son reckoned the pumpkin seeds would put them all off. And then I found a slice with essentially the same method, but Smarties instead of pumpkin seeds. Winner.
Chocolate Rainbow Magic Slice
250gm packet chocolate biscuits (I used Arnott's Chocolate Ripple biscuits)
100gm butter, melted
1 cup dessicated coconut
2/3 tin condensed milk
Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
Blitz biscuits in a food processor. Add melted butter, blend gently until well combined.
Press biscuit mixture into base of prepared tin.
Chill base in fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
Spread coconut over base. Sprinkle Smarties evenly over the coconut. Cover with condensed milk.
Bake, covered with aluminium foil, in oven for 45 minutes or until done.
Adapted from a recipe in The Australian Women's Weekly Quick Mix Biscuits and Slices. I used coconut instead of peanuts (naturally banned in Australian schools these days), and decreased the amount of butter and condensed milk- which leaves "leftover" condensed milk. Perfect.
|Fascinating to see what colours Smarties used to be in 1994|