This is a super recipe given to me by Dianna, a teacher at
our school. It’s a recipe made for many years by a local family, and now it’s a favourite at the agricultural days and cake stalls. It’s also a great recipe to teach the kids.
- 1 cup crushed Weet-Bix or similar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 150g butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Chocolate icing and hundreds and thousands
- Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 30 x 21cm slice tin or similar.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the melted butter and vanilla, mixing well.
- Spoon into the tin and spread out evenly, pressing down firmly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15 minutes until golden.
- Cool completely before icing and sprinkling with hundreds and thousands. Cut into bars.
For more sweet treat recipes, see the Cakes & Baking section.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author