It’s no secret that I love a recipe that my boys can help me make, and this Anzac slice is perfect to make when you have eager little helpers around. There is measuring, pouring and mixing involved (although I always add the melted butter mixture and boiling water/bicarb soda mixture myself), and if your ingredients are a little out thanks to over enthusiastic helpers, this recipe will still work.
As well as being a fun activity for the kids, it’s also a cheaper alternative to store-bought snack bars. It’s a yummy snack for the grown-ups to enjoy with a hot cup of tea (if you have time to do that, of course), to pack in the kids lunchboxes or have as an after-school treat.
This Anzac slice is one of our family favourites and I’ve now made it so many times over the years, I no longer need to follow the recipe – which is helpful when I often find myself having to referee the boys over whose turn it is to mix the ingredients together!
Just like Anzac biscuit mixture, this Anzac slice tastes really delicious, even before baking, and I must confess, we can never resist trying a spoonful (or two) of mixture before popping it into the oven.
Makes: 24 pieces
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
- 1 ¼ cup plain flour
- 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 150 g butter
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 28cm x 18cm slice tin with baking paper. Make sure you leave paper hanging over the edges to help you remove the Anzac Slice from the tin once baked.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar and coconut.
- Place butter and golden syrup into a small saucepan and cook over a low heat for 6 minutes, stirring regularly until the butter has melted and the ingredients have combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda and boiling water, and stir to dissolve. Remove the melted butter mixture from the heat and stir in the dissolved bicarbonate of soda mixture.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a large spoon to stir together to combine.
- Pour the slice into your prepared baking tin and using the back of a spoon, press the mixture evenly into the tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until the slice is golden brown.
- Carefully remove the slice from the oven and allow it to completely cool in the tray before cutting into squares.
This Anzac slice can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.