Lunch Box Slice

Levi and Tilly returned to school this morning.  Both of them are very happy with their classes and their teachers and I expect it will be another good year.  I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s sandwich filling ideas and I’ll have to add them to the lunch box page ideas for easy reference.

This Lunch Box Slice is just like an Anzac biscuit but in the form of a slice.  So it is actually easier and quicker because there is no rolling of dough to form cookies. Even someone who doesn’t bake could easily throw this one together.  Melt the butter and honey/golden syrup and then stir into the remaining ingredients.

I have occasionally thrown in a handful of chopped dried apricots, sultanas or choc chips with great success.  Dried apricots and white choc chips are nice.  A handful of chopped nuts would go well too.  But as is it makes a great slice for the lunch box.  Full of rolled oats to give the kids energy.


lunch box slice

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup self-raising flour
120g butter
1 teaspoon honey or golden syrup
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C.  Line a 20 x 30cm baking tin.

In a large bowl combine the oats, sugar, coconut and flour.  In a small saucepan melt the butter and honey/golden syrup slowly then tip into the dry ingredients.  Add the egg and mix everything until combined.
Press into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.

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3 Responses to Lunch Box Slice

  1. Rebecca says:

    Love your blog! Just made this yummy slice – getting ready for back to school lunches – and wondered can I freeze it…? As a fellow mum of four, I just love your recipes that cater for the masses yet are so scrumptious and do-able for non-chefs like me! Thank you!

    • natalie says:

      Sorry for slow response but yes you can freeze it! I slice it, wrap it ready for lunch boxes then freeze. I’m glad my blog inspires you in the kitchen. Feeding so many kids does require a bit of creativity! Nat

  2. Really, really yum! Ben and I are calling it an “Anzac slice,” since we don’t have any lunch boxes to throw it in 🙂

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