A Thrifty Slice Recipe



Before we go any further, I have a little questionnaire for you:

Question 1:  Do your kids eat Weet-Bix or Vita-Britz?

Question 2:  Do you find a truck load of wheaty  flakes in the bottom of the box?

Question 3:  Do you dispose of said flakes in the rubbish bin?

Question 4:  Would you like a recipe that used up all of that flakey goodness and gave you something to put into your kids lunch boxes ?

If you answered Yes to all 4 questions, then you need to keep reading.  If you answered No, then keep reading anyway, because you never know when you will be presented with a truck load of flakes in the bottom of a Weet-Bix box.

My kids love this slice!  It’s not fancy, it doesn’t require me to pop down to the shops to buy some unknown, but trendy ingredient and it doesn’t take heaps of time to make, and it uses up something from my pantry that would otherwise go to waste.  So I love it too!  And it doesn’t matter whether you buy Weet-Bix of Vita-Britz, it works great with both.  I just look at the flakes and guess how much would be 3 Bix (I don’t sift flour and I don’t weigh Bix), but if you want to be precise, get out your scales and weigh 3 Bix so you know how many grams worth of flakes to dig out from the bottom of your box.

Weet Bix/Vita-Britz Slice


3 Weet-Bix/Vita-Britz, crushed

1 1/2 Cups SR Flour

1 Cup Dessicated Coconut

125g Butter or Margarine, melted

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2-3 Tbl extra Coconut for sprinkling

A batch of your favourite chocolate icing. I love buttercream frosting, but you may prefer an icing that will go hard.  Either way, the basic icing ingredients will be some butter/margarine, icing sugar, cocoa, and maybe a little hot water to mix with the cocoa if you are making hard icing.


Preheat your oven to 180C (170C fan forced).

Grab a slice tray, lightly grease and line it with baking paper.

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter and mix to combine thoroughly.  You may need to get your hands dirty here to make sure all of the dry ingredients are moist.

Press the mixture into your slice tray and place into your oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.

When the slice is done, remove from the oven and allow to cool before icing with your favourite chocolate icing.

Allow your icing to set a little and slice into squares and watch the kids dig in!

Recipe Source:  http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/weet-bix-slice-L5572.html