I have a certain 9 year old son that doesn’t mind the opportunity to create in the kitchen when he can, in fact all 3 kidlets love the opportunity to assist with baking and at the very least they’ll spectate, eagerly waiting for any used wooden spoon or mixing bowl offerings, (I can remember doing the same with my Mum when I was little ).
Back in February (hence the lack of clothing on the upper body, this child only wears a shirt if he absolutely has to) Blake came to me and asked if we could make a particular slice he had found in an old ‘Sesame Street Encylopedia’ of Zadada’s. Does anyone else remember these books? Generally I only need to look at a recipe to feel inspired to make it, so there was absolutely no hesitation from me to make it especially since I was being asked by one of my precious babies to share some quality time in the kitchen. We set to it….. Sesame Street book at the ready!
‘Cookies Pick-Nick Bricks’ is the name of the recipe. I have increased the quantities and added a few extra mix-ins to suit a slice tin 18cm x 28cm x 3cm. You can stick to the quantities and ingredients given in the book (see pictures below) if you want a smaller, plainer slice. For the one we made…..
You Will Need:
250g packet sweet biscuits (we used Granita’s for a it more texture)
60g Chopped nuts (we used pecans, if you don’t do nuts just increase sultana’s coconut to compensate)
4 Tablespoons sultana’s (we used raisins, I’m planning to use pitted dates next time)
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
125g butter cut into cubes
4 Tablespoons golden syrup
100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
100 dark chocolate melted.
Note: You’ll find the instructions for making the slice in 2 of the pictures below.
We did use a food processor rather then the rolling pin method for crushing the biscuits. If the kids need to burn some extra energy go with the more physical option, I’m sure they’ll have lots of fun too!
Once the slice cooled a little in the fridge we decided to take things one step further and give it a dark chocolate topping. We melted down 100g chocolate (using a double pan method), drizzled it over the top and popped it back in the fridge for another good half hour before slicing.
There you have it one fun, yummy activity for the school holidays!
I’ve got another fun activity in the blog pipeline that all 3 of our kidlets love doing when we are enjoying a nice home day! Stay tuned…….. you should have it before the weekends out!
I have a certain 9 year old son that doesn't mind the opportunity to create in the kitchen when he can, in fact all 3 ki...