I wrote the header for the post and then I wondered if other people in the world know what "tizzied up" means. I did a quick definition search and came up empty. Basically, tizzied up means taking something basic and making it more pleasing in a simple, but effective way. I believe Kath and Kim would tizzy things up. A lot.
The Weetbix slice is a basic quick and easy recipe, and this month's Taste magazine tizzied it up. Even tizzied, the ingredients are probably in most houses and you can substitute to your heart's content: peanut butter for Nutella, oats or raisins for coconut, maple syrup or honey for Nutella. Add nuts or seeds, dried fruit or choc chips. Decorate with chocolate icing, or hundreds and thousands!!! I actually used Vitabrits instead of Weetbix, as the former has less added sugar and I always like to sprinkle a little sugar on my brits or bix.
I bought ordinary M&M's, but you could use any small lolly. I chopped them up a little, and there were just enough brown ones in the big packet. Excellent!!
Joy of joys, this takes 15-20 minutes to bake. By the time the oven has heated up, the slice is ready to bake. I think it is a pretty great recipe. Jet'sMum asked for a cake this morning, and this is a slice, but as it is a posher version I think it might just qualify!!!
Taste Magazine puts a fancy info-graphic instead of a list of ingredients. I prefer a list.
- 125g butter, melted
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1 egg
- 5 Weetbix, crushed
- 1 cup Self Raising flour
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 100g white chocolate, gently melted
- 30g mini M&M's
Preheat the oven to 180*C or 160*C fan-forced.
Mix the melted butter and the Nutella and then mix in the egg.
Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the wet ingredients. Stir well.
Grease and line a brownie or slice tin, approximately 16 x 26cm, letting the baking paper to over hang the sides. Spoon the weetbix mixture into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes. It is ready when the top is just firm and it is golden brown. Mine took 20 minutes to be ready.
Cool in the tin. Make sure it is quite cold, and remove carefully to a rack. At this stage you can make a simple chocolate icing, or go for something a little more fancy. I put the melted white chocolate in a ziplock bag, snipped the corner and then drizzled diagonally across the slice. Then I scattered over the M&M's. I did make sure they were in some chocolate so they would adhere.
When the topping is set, use a serrated knife to trim the edges if you so desire, and then cut into pieces. I think the slice needs to go into the fridge to 'set'. This was not quite cold when I cut it, and it was a tad crumbly. I think a little cold would fix that. Keep in an airtight container, in the fridge if it is hot.