WEET BIX SLICE

WEET BIX SLICE

Oh this whole healthy eating thing has actually started to take hold in our house, can you believe it. I haven’t eaten a chocolate bar in months. That is unheard of in our family, we are all huge sugar addicts.

I think the thing that has really made me take this healthy eating thing  a little more seriously is having shingles last year. That was like a huge wake up call for me that I have not been caring for myself the way that I should be. Maybe it didn’t matter so much when we were in our 20’s, but the older I get the more I am starting to realize that you just can’t eat garbage and expect to feel good. Eventually it’s all going to catch up, and I really don’t want it to catch up to me in the form of something like a heart attack.

So how do you get a hard core sugar addict to cut down on sugar?  Well, I’ve changed the way I bake. We still have treats, because life is just boring without them, but they are much healthier versions than they used to be with very little sugar. Actually, because I have been working hard to cut out our sugar intake, I’ve been either cutting down the sugar quantity in the recipes I use, or I’ve been substituting with rice malt syrup instead, and you know what, they don’t taste bad at all, I always thought they would. I was wrong.
So this recipe for the weet bix slice was adapted from this recipe I found at Best Recipes, but it was very high in sugar content, so I tweaked it a little bit, and now it’s a great healthy little snack for morning tea. It’s a super yummy but pretty healthy (can’t say completely because it still has sugar), but much better than eating processed garbage.
WEET BIX SLICE
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 3 crushed Weet Bix
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 150gm Flora Buttery Margarine
  • 1/4 cup organic rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried apricots
    CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons organic rice malt syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. First you want to grease and line a slice tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt the margarine over a low heat on the stove, and then combine into a large mixing bowl with all the dry ingredients for the base of the slice.
  3. Pour the base ingredients into the slice tray and press down until firm.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. When baked, leave to cool and prepare the chocolate topping.
    CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  1. Place ingredients except for the cacao powder into a small saucepan and slowly melt over a low heat. When all ingredients are melted mix in the cacao powder until you have a smooth sauce.
  2. Allow to cool and then spread over the base of your slice, and then pop it into the fridge for 20 minutes so that the chocolate topping can firm up.
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Vicki

Hey there! I'm a professional dreamer, part-time blogger and full-time mum. When I'm not writing about lifestyle related topics on my blog, Sash & Jayd, you can find me creating abstract paintings in my cozy little studio.