Grandma’s Chocolate Squares

Grandmas Chocolate Squares

I was blessed to know my wonderful Grandma into my early 20’s until she passed. She was a busy Wife to a Sheep Farmer, a Mother to seven, a Grandma to 21 and by now would be a Great Grandma to lots & lots of Great Grandchildren!

She was very special to me and some of the fondest memories I have of her are baking and preparing meals for her family & grandchildren and I am delighted to have many of her recipes, passed on by my Mum who was her eldest daughter.

Grandmas Chocolate Slice

My mum has been making this slice for years, it is so  tasty, a simple slice to prepare and a great one to whip up quickly with basic ingredients.

 

Ingredients

115g butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 egg
1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tsp Cocoa
1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Sultanas

Basic Chocolate Icing

1   1/2 Cups Icing Sugar
1 Heaped Tbsp Cocoa
1 tsp Melted Butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1-2 Tbsp Hot Water

Method

Preheat Oven to 170C.

Cream butter and sugar together until pale and creamy.

Add egg to butter mixture and beat in well.

Add Flour, Baking Powder, Cocoa, Coconut and Sultanas and mix until well combined.

Pour into a greased or lined slice tin (18 x 27cm) and press down until smooth. The lined tin works best as easy to lift out once cooled.

Bake for 25 minutes.

You need to ice slice while still warm. To prepare the icing combine the icing sugar, cocoa, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the water a little at a time until you get the desired consistency. Once removed from oven spread the icing over the still warm (but not hot) slice until it is evenly covered, it will melt onto the slice so a little goes further.

You can decorate with a sprinkling of coconut or chocolate hail if desired once iced.

Remove slice from pan once cooled and cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container.

Chocolate Slice

 

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Chocolate Weetbix Slice

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This is such a quick easy recipe – and a great one for the kids to make on their own as they get older. Perfect for lunch boxes or to fill up the baking tins.

Ingredients

180g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup dessicated coconut
3 weetbix, crushed
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
(Optional, you can add raisins, chocolate chips or nuts to this for added flavour & texture)

Weetbix slice 1

Method

Preheat oven to 180C (355F)

Melt the butter and add the vanilla.

Weetbix Slice 2

In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients

Weetbix Slice 3

Pour the melted butter into the dry ingredients

Weetbix Slice 4

Combine well and press into a lined slice tray

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Cook for 15-20 minutes until it begins to firm up.

Cool and ice with basic chocolate icing and sprinkle with coconut or chocolate sprinkles to finish. Cut the slice into portions and store in an airtight container.

Weetbix Slice 8

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