No bowl, one pan easy slice recipe for the kids to make

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I don’t know what to call this easy slice recipe, other than ‘easiest slice ever’. It’s a tin of condensed milk, some SR flour, coconut, choc bits and butter all melted together to form something naughty but nice. You don’t even need a bowl – you just mix it in the pan.

This is the kind of thing that you would throw into a tin and into the oven when you forgot to bake something for the school ‘bring a plate’ thingy.

Or if your MIL called to say she was on her way over for a cup of tea.

Or if you were ‘visiting’ in that lovely old-fashioned sense of the word (generally ‘visiting’ is when you go see your great Aunty Ruby or those friends of your mother’s who you see once a decade). That kind of thing.

The last time I made this easy slice recipe was for Max to take to Junior Rangers for his birthday. The face at 3.15 pm when I said I hadn’t made anything for him to take along that afternoon. So at 3.50 pm when we were heading out the door, I had a box of these babies tucked under my arm and a million kid-brownie-points unexpectedly racked up.

It’s that kind of easy slice recipe for those kinds of moments.


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Easy slice recipe

Easy slice recipe

Takes 5 mins
Bakes 30 mins
Makes 24 small squares

1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup desiccated coconut
2 tsp honey
125 g butter, melted
¾ cup dark or milk choc bits
400 g tin of sweetened condensed milk

Line a 27 x 18 cm slice tin with baking paper and preheat oven to 180ºC.

Mix all the ingredients except the condensed milk directly in the pan.

Press down firmly. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the top.

Bake for about 30 mins. Cool in the pan before slicing (or, if desperate, slice warm, take the whole pan with you out the door and dish up when you get wherever you’re going).

Note: If you find this recipe too sweet, simply leave out the honey. If you’re stuck, it also tastes perfectly yummy without the choc chips.

I’ve never tried freezing this one (it’s always eaten before I get to that bit), but I can’t see why it wouldn’t freeze okay for up to a month.

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Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

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44 Comments

  1. Jan Scott

    I can’t wait to make this, always looking for quick and easy slice recipes, always have condensed milk on hand too! Many thanks. Xxx

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  2. Liz

    Hi, my friend made this the other day and I LOVED it. I was just wondering if I doubled the recipe would that ruin it? Would it be best to just make two batches?
    Thank you!

    Reply
  3. Joanne Smith

    Hi
    Is it possible to omit the coconut and if so what should I use instead?

    Reply
  4. Joanne

    Would this be in a 9 x 13 inch pan? It looks awesome!

    Reply
  5. Nudrat

    Can we make it in a crockpot?

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    • Bron Maxabella

      I’ve never tried, Nudrat. I guess you can only give it a go if you’ve successfully baked other slices in the crockpot.

      Reply
  6. Donna

    This looks like my kind of recipe. I wondered how it would go with dates in place of chocolate?
    I’d love to know your thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Bron Maxabella

      I’d give it a go. It would be sweet, so definitely omit the honey if you try the dates.

      Reply
  7. Sandra iris

    Hello
    I live in England and we don’t measure in ‘cups’.
    Can you tell me how many ounces/gms in 1 cup.
    Thank you

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    • Bron Maxabella

      You’d need to check a conversion website for that, Sandra.

      Reply
  8. Ginger

    Is the size of the pan in inches? Thanks.

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    • Bron Maxabella

      Centimetres – we are metric in Australia. Thanks Ginger.

      Reply
  9. Jodie

    I love this slice so handy. I sometimes put half the mixture down then spread with whatever jam I have then the rest of mixture and finish of as normal.

    Reply
  10. Bea

    I live in the United States and this reminds me almost of our “Magic Cookie Bars” the only difference is a crushed cookie base then we put the coconut, chocolate and pecans with the condensed milk. I can’t wait to try this. I’m a fan ,

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    • Maxabella

      Oooh, yum, I think I would like those cookies!!! Hope you enjoy this slice, Bea. x

      Reply
  11. Fran

    Hi. Sounds like a good recipe.
    Re: the condensed milk: I read the comments to see if it was supposed to be sweetened condensed milk…sure enough, it was! Glad I checked first. You might want to put “sweetened” in brackets in front of “condensed milk” in the recipe!

    Fran

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    • Maxabella

      I’ll amend, Fran. Here in Australia we only get the sweetened stuff, so I didn’t think to make it clearer for our US readers. Thank you.

      Reply
  12. Grace Russo

    Just want to make sure that you do not used sweetened condensed milk…I am in the States and it looks like this blog is based in UK…sometimes we call things differently.

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    • Maxabella

      HI Grace – I’m in Australia, and yes, it’s sweetened condensed milk. One of the reasons why I recommend leaving out the sugar!!

      Reply
  13. Lisa

    Hi, what could you substitute for the coconut? Hubby can’t stand coconut at all!
    Thanks

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    • Maxabella

      A handful of slivered almonds might do the trick, though I’ve never tried it so you will be experimenting! Let me know how it goes.

      Reply
  14. Kelly

    I made this slice today and yes, the taste was lovely but I found the base was dry and crumbly. Did I do something wrong?! Thankfully the taste is ok, it’s just a bit messy to eat!

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    • Liss

      Same! It was very shortbread-like. Delicious but difficult to cut. What did we do wrong?

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      • Maxabella

        Hmmm… I’m trying to think what might be different. I know that I scrape every last drop of condensed milk out of the tin using a spatula. I have to fight the kids off because they love scraping out the tin after I pour, but this recipe really needs all the gooines.

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        • Rosy Bailey

          Went out this morning to purchase the ingredients for this slice….couldn’t wait to try it but like Kelly and Liss I found the base very dry and crumblyand not at all as mouse looking as the photograph. Can’t think of why……would it make any difference if the melted butter was too hot when adding to dry ingredients, as it did start to melt the choc chops.

          Reply
  15. Lynne Brown

    I forgot to mention that as well as omitting the honey and chocolate, I used a tin of reduced sugar condensed milk and the slice was still more than sweet enough.

    Reply
    • Maxabella

      Good tip, Lynne. I’ll try that next time too.

      Reply
  16. Lynne Brown

    This was so, so easy and just yum! I left out the chocolate and honey. Added a few chopped, dried apricots, a handful of dried cranberries and a handful of dried currants. Next time I might reduce the butter to about 100 g and add some chopped nuts to pretend to myself that it’s healthy!

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    • Maxabella

      This sounds like such a delicious variation, Lynne. I’m going to try it myself next time I’m making this slice. I reckon the reduced butter would work out okay too.

      Reply
  17. Tricia Simpson

    Uh Oh looks like finger trouble. Hahahaha

    Reply
    • Maxabella

      I went and answered twice 🙂

      Reply
  18. Tricia Simpson

    Sounds delicious and easy so I am going to try it for a morning tea tomorrow. What I would like to know is this: Could I use the Caramel Top & Fill and would I need to adjust the recipe at all for this change. (I’m leaving out the honey). Many thanks and I’m off to the kitchen.

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    • Maxabella

      Sorry for the delayed reply, Tricia. I don’t think I would have been helpful anyway as I’ve never tried the recipe with Top and Fill. Did you have a go? Did it work?

      Reply
  19. Tricia Simpson

    Sounds delicious and easy so I am going to try it for a morning tea tomorrow. What I would like to know is this: Could I use the Caramel Top & Fill and would I need to adjust the recipe at all for this change. (I’m leaving out the honey). Many thanks and I’m off to the kitchen.

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    • Maxabella

      Hi Tricia – I’ve never tried it with Caramel, so I really don’t know. You could give it a go and see if it works/tastes ok!!

      Reply
      • Tricia Simpson

        Thank you for your prompt reply Maxabella, i will give it a try. Meanwhile todays slice has turned out fabulous. If i want to take any to my morning tea tomorrow Ill have to hide it from my husband and my grandsons.

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        • Maxabella

          So glad it was a hit, Tricia! Let me know how the caramel version goes.

          Reply
  20. Zeen

    What a delicious easy dessert. I didn’t add the honey and felt like it didnt need it. I will definitely be making this again and again!

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    • Maxabella

      Glad you loved it and nice to hear from you, Zeen. A friend made the slice without the honey and chocolate, but with apple and cinnamon instead. She reports that it was equally wonderful. I’m going to try that version myself!

      Reply
  21. Val

    As you promised, this was very quick to make, and the taste was way out of proportion to the effort involved. It was so easy and good I made a follow-up batch, with the addition of about 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and think it was a worthwhile variation. Thank you very much for a great recipe – definitely a keeper!

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    • Maxabella

      Glad it was a hit, Val. The cranberry idea is genius. I’m going to try it next time.

      Reply

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