Thursday 5 July 2012

Chocolate Rainbow Magic Slice

My son goes to a small school, too small to have a canteen. So each week four families supply a treat for Cake Day. Naturally Cake Day is highly anticipated by the kids. It's a great tradition.

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
250gm smarties
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


Hannah said...

Oh dear golly, these sparkling rainbow colours fill my heart with joy! I actually though the smarties were chocolate covered candy sunflower seeds at first, which I now desperately wish I could use myself in my fancypants magic slice.

Louise said...

The sparkling rainbow colours were a bit of a hit with the kids too, Lachlan was away from school sick this particular cake day- but apparently it sold out. Oh I think candy coloured sunflower seeds would be fabulous in the fancypants magic slice! I've still never seen those. I did buy some dried cherries in the Blue Mountains the other day, ready to try some cherry fancypants magic slice. Oh yum.