“When all else fails, take a vacation.”
~ Betty Williams
It’s school holidays here in Queensland, and this it the perfect easy slice to make. In fact this recipe is so easy that the kids will have a batch of these whipped up faster than you can say “you’ll like this – it has chocolate in it!”
I’d love to have a more inventive name for this slice, but for years it has just been referred to as Nicole’s Yummy Slice. It’s a delicious combination of apricots, nuts, oats, seeds and a dash of chocolate, and there’s no baking involved at all – just a little heating of a few wet ingredients. This slice has been a stalwart at my workshops, and it’s a great standby recipe for school holidays, or as a lunchbox treat. I also like to give it as a gift. It makes an ample batch, which is handy because it seems to get eaten very fast.
Place the following in a large bowl: 3 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup of sesame seeds, 1 and 1/2 cups (200 grams) of chopped dried apricots, 3/4 cup of pepitas (pumpkin seeds), 1 cup of flaked almonds (100 grams), 1 and 1/4 cups of milk chocolate chips (250 grams)
Place the following into a saucepan: 200 grams butter cut into cubes, 1/2 cup of soft brown sugar, 1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter, 1/2 cup of honey
Use baking paper to line a 20cm by 30cm slab tin ( 8 inch by 12 inch).
Stir the dry ingredients together until well mixed.
Melt the wet ingredients together over medium heat, stirring so that it doesn’t catch on the bottom and burn. When it is all melted, pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Dump into the tin and smooth out well, using the back of a spoon or a clean hand, which has been dipped in water so that the ingredients don’t stick to you!
Refrigerate until firm, cut into squares and demolish! Goes well with a glass of milk, a cup of tea or coffee or just on its own. Enjoy 🙂