There is no doubt about it, a cup of tea or coffee always is more enjoyable with a small sweet treat to go with it. This Chocolate Mint Slice is a perfect example and the beauty is it’s an easy baking recipe that can be mixed all in one bowl.
What is also nice about this slice is that it has a slight crunch (thanks to the Weet Bix) and a hint of peppermint. Delicious!
Chocolate Mint Slice
Adapted from Recipes, Jul/Aug 2007
125g butter, diced
¼ teaspoon peppermint essence
½ cup sugar
½ cup desiccated coconut
¾ cup self-raising flour
3 Weet-Bix crushed
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup cocoa
Preheat oven to 180C/360F. Grease a slice pan (26x16cm) or line it with baking paper. The latter makes it easier to lift the slice from the pan when it’s cooked.
Place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt (MEDIUM for approximately 2 minutes). Cool slightly then stir in all the remaining ingredients. Mix well and press into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Cool, remove from pan and cut into slices. Dust with icing sugar before serving.
The Klutzy Cook Notes
Weet Bix are an Australian breakfast cereal made from wholegrain wheat and shaped like a biscuit bar. If something similar is not available, add an extra ½ cup of flour.