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Apricot, Almond and Coconut Slice

I am not a huge fan of apricots, really don’t like the taste very much…. but this slice is ooh so good one that I am certain I will make on a regular basis.  It has a delicious oat and apricot base, topped with a not too sweet mix of white chocolate and coconut oil.  This […]

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  • Tiffany - March 13, 2014 - 6:55 AM

    Would love the non Thermomix recipe! Looks yummy, for school lunches. ????ReplyCancel

  • Bel - March 13, 2014 - 8:43 AM

    Me Too!!! Looking for different school lunch ideas, this sounds deliciousReplyCancel

  • ann berry - March 13, 2014 - 4:35 PM

    Looking forward to the non Thermomix recipe
    s!ReplyCancel

Choc Rice Bubble Bars

I have recently added the Vegie Smugglers range of cookbook/eBook (instant downloads) into my shop and have been trying out some of the recipes.  Vegie Smugglers have a great range of cookbooks that help you to add more vegies to the kids/family meal.   I just love how these recipes hide vegetables amongst a regular meal and it’s still delicious. I […]

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  • Sonya - March 9, 2014 - 10:19 AM

    Sounds delish, however please be aware these CONTAIN NUTS (Nutella ) , so wouldn’t be recommended for school lunchboxesReplyCancel

  • Kate - March 9, 2014 - 11:01 AM

    Am I missing something? Where are the smuggled vegetables in this recipe?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - March 10, 2014 - 8:48 AM

    My daughter is nut free with very serious allergies. This recipe looks great but would suggest replacing the Nutella with a product called Smudge made by Freedom Foods. It is nut, gluten and dairy free and obviously you are going to lose the smuggled goodness of nuts, but at least they will be lunchbox friendly.ReplyCancel

    • Kat - The Organised Housewife - March 11, 2014 - 7:58 PM

      That’s a great suggestions Lisa, I will look into Smudge!
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Egg Free Apricot Slice

A very big thank you to one of our wonderful readers Lynette for sharing her Egg Free Apricot Slice recipe Egg Free Apricot Slice Author: Katrina Recipe type: slices Ingredients 1 cup SR flour ( or gluten free) 1 cup coconut 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk ( dairy or rice) 1 cup diced dried […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile - August 25, 2013 - 8:25 AM

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this slice. I just love the taste of apricots and this recipe will be great when I realise that I have run out of eggs but really want to do some baking! Thanks for sharing this recipe!ReplyCancel

Peanut Butter Banana Cups

This is a guest post by Elizabeth, from Eudora Organics As a mother of 2 I am always looking for healthy eating inspiration. I love nothing more than a quick and easy recipe to whip up knowing the whole family can indulge without the guilt factor. In my household we like to go ‘clean’ with […]

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  • K@DragonflyMumma - June 4, 2013 - 8:33 AM

    Sounds very yummy, thanks for the recipe :) I have printed it out and stuck it in my recipe book ready to try.ReplyCancel

    • Liz @ eudora - June 25, 2013 - 7:09 PM

      So glad to hear. Did you enjoy them?ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - June 10, 2013 - 10:22 AM

    Wow, this sounds delicious! How long should we freeze them for, and do you then store them in the fridge – or keep them in the freezer? Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - June 17, 2013 - 12:01 PM

      Hi Danielle, Tammy has commented on here suggesting that you leave them in the freezer until they are ready to eat and leave the ones you won’t eat in the freezer.ReplyCancel

    • LIz @ Eudora - June 25, 2013 - 7:08 PM

      Sorry I didn’t check back here sooner but exactly what Kat said. I hope you enjoyed them :) ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - June 11, 2013 - 2:55 PM

    I have this in the freezer right now – not sure how long to freeze it for though!ReplyCancel

    • Liz @ Eudora - June 25, 2013 - 7:07 PM

      Not long at all, about 20mins. You don’t want the chocolate to hard to bite into. I hope you enjoyed them :) ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - June 11, 2013 - 3:14 PM

    Just read this on FaceBook:

    Freeze them until set. You can remove them from freezer for about an hour before serving them so they are not to hard to bite into. But only take out of the freezer what you are going to consume as the banana can go a little yucky if left to longReplyCancel

    • Katrina - June 17, 2013 - 11:51 AM

      thanks for the info Tammy, did your family enjoy them?ReplyCancel

    • Liz@eudora - June 25, 2013 - 7:05 PM

      Hi Tammy, I only just checked the comments for my recipe. You are right – freeze them until set. And the banana does go yucky so only put out what you are going to consume. Thanks for letting everyone else know :) ReplyCancel

Chocolate Caramel Slice

I had a craving, I haven’t made Chocolate caramel slice is so long, which is a good thing, because it’s so morish and easy to eat. Chocolate Caramel Slice Author: Katrina Cuisine: Slice Ingredients Base 1 cup SR Flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 125g butter, melted Filling 400g can […]

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Chocolate Coconut Slice

 This is a childhood favourite of mine, Chocolate Coconut Slice.  Easy to make, no need for an electric mixer and a nice occasional treat for the lunch boxes Chocolate Coconut Slice Prep time 15 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Slice Serves: 16 Ingredients SLICE 150g butter, melted & cooled 1 […]

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  • Jodie Sinclair - March 12, 2013 - 4:16 PM

    Oh my giddy Aunt … husband and adult sons just LOVE this. Thankyou!! Lucky its so simple and quick. They have begged me to make batches to take to work.ReplyCancel

  • From the Den Kitchen | Nightwolf's Den - July 27, 2013 - 12:56 PM

    [...] baking. This time Chocolate Coconut Slice from The Organised Housewife It’s a family favourite and I cook it quite [...]ReplyCancel

  • chesjubel - August 9, 2013 - 1:28 PM

    This is a great recipe . I made it last week and it was a hit . Made a different version today from another site ( cause I couldn’t find this one ) and it is a bit disappointing . I’m printing this one out now for future reference.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - September 4, 2013 - 11:07 AM

    I made this slice this morning and the smell was delicious it took me back to the school fete days! yummy.ReplyCancel

Mars Bar Rice Bubble Slice

Thank you to my friend Mel for sharing this Mars Bar Rice Bubble Slice recipe with me.  She made this at Christmas time for her kids and it looked so yummy I had to try. I wouldn’t add these to the kids lunch boxes as the chocolate can cause a mess in their lunch boxes […]

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  • Amanda Steenkamp - January 27, 2013 - 11:19 AM

    What was the size of the Mars bars used?ReplyCancel

  • Janette - January 27, 2013 - 1:22 PM

    What size mars bars and chocolate melts we are in Canada sizes would be great, thanks.
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  • Mel - January 27, 2013 - 1:47 PM

    You could basically set any slice into individual muffin sizes. I set cheese cake in muffin tins. Great idea that is. My eldest is finally off to preschool this year, and I’m liking that idea. Tomorrow is my cooking day. I best fine my mini muffin tinsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - January 27, 2013 - 8:59 PM

      Great idea, I might find a nice cheesecake recipe and give a try :) ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - January 27, 2013 - 5:08 PM

    A couple of weeks ago I made Mars Bar Slice (think it was same recipe as this but without the extra choc) – for a change I just put spoonfuls into small truffle patty cases and sprinkled with 100′s and 1000′s then set in fridge. The kids loved them and they were a good snack size for a treat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - January 27, 2013 - 8:58 PM

      That’s a cute idea, I had some today and cut off the choc tops, was still really yummy without the chocolate.ReplyCancel

  • Guest - January 28, 2013 - 8:38 PM

    They look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - February 24, 2013 - 8:28 AM

    Hi what I did what put them in the long skinny ice cube trays and they were not messy at all. I just added some wrapped up for school lunch and it was great :) ReplyCancel

Chocolate Nut Slice

This isn’t a sickly slice, something nice and light Chocolate Nut Slice Author: Katrina Recipe type: Slice Serves: 16 Ingredients 3 egg whites (keep yolks) ⅓ cup caster sugar ½ cup walnuts, ground ½ cup almond meal 1 tlb SR Flour 1 tlb Cocoa Topping 60g butter 2 tlb brown sugar 125g white chocolate, melted […]

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Carrot Slice

This is a healthy snack perfect for kids lunch boxes. Carrot Slice Prep time 15 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Slice Serves: 16 Ingredients 60g butter ¼ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1½ cups Wholemeal SR Flour ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup natural yoghurt ¼ […]

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Muesli and fruit slice

Muesli and fruit slice Cook time 20 mins Total time 20 mins   Ingredients ½ cup finely chopped dried apple ½ cup sultanas ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup SR Flour ½ cup whole meal SR Flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 cup nut free untoasted muesli 1 cup reduced-fat plain Greek-style yoghurt 2 eggs, […]

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  • weavmom - February 18, 2013 - 6:13 AM

    what is 180 C in Faranheit? Also what is a lamington pan and the measurement in inches? Is SR selfrising flour?ReplyCancel

Home-made LCM Bars: Peanut Butter Rice Bubble Slice

  A great home-made alternative to the store purchased LCM bars.   Peanut Butter Rice Bubble Slice Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 200g marshmallows ½ cup peanut butter 6 cups Rice Bubbles Instructions Melt butter in a large saucepan Add marshmallows, stir until completely melted […]

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  • My - July 20, 2012 - 2:13 PM

    Hi Katrina, What a great recipe.  These look great and really easy to make.  Could you suggest any alternatives to peanut butter?ReplyCancel

    • Tanya - July 21, 2012 - 4:22 PM

      If you are hoping to keep the sugar content down you could  replace the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter.  I think when I make this I will use puffed wholegrain rice which is slightly less refined and has more fibreReplyCancel

    • Karli Pearson - October 4, 2012 - 12:46 PM

      You can leave out the peanut butter all together (just reduce the amount of rice bubbles so that they still stick together). I’ve done this with great success (there’s a batch in the fridge right now). I’ve also tried lots of variations including stirring through some hundreds and thousand or choc chips, I’ve even stirred through sultanas and chopped up dried apricots when i was trying to kid myself that I could make these a little healthier.ReplyCancel

  • MelTing - July 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM

    Hi, Yes would love an alternative to pb as would like to make for school!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Stedman - July 20, 2012 - 8:14 PM

    try jersey caramels… work just as well as PB without the allergy issues  HTHReplyCancel

    • My - July 21, 2012 - 8:07 AM

      Thanks for the variation Caroline – I think my kids will love them with jersey caramels.  ReplyCancel

    • Andrea - September 17, 2013 - 12:45 PM

      That sounds so delish!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia @ The Semi-Rural Life - July 21, 2012 - 11:28 AM

    These look great and easy to make. I’ll definitely be giving these a go.ReplyCancel

  • Frog Goose & Bear - July 21, 2012 - 3:32 PM

    This is definitely my kind if recipe. Super quick and easy with ingredients from the cupboard. Easy enough for kids to help with too – thanks! Will definitely be giving this a go.ReplyCancel

  • caroline - July 21, 2012 - 3:48 PM

    Yum! I love rice krispie treats, I bet they’re even better with PB. You call them rice bubbles? I will have to add this to my list of aussie vs american things I collected from my cousins. The social media icons look great! Thanks for your message! xo ReplyCancel

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  • Kylie - July 23, 2012 - 4:29 PM

    Yum – made it on the weekend – delicious! ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - July 23, 2012 - 5:25 PM

      It’s now at the top of my kids favourite list.ReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth Berge - February 1, 2013 - 5:36 PM

    we make a similar LCM style bar. Melt 100g of butter, 1/2 c of sugar and 3 spoons of honey in a saucepan, bring to a simmering boil while stirring, simmer and stir for 5 minutes. Tip over 5 cups of ricebubbles and 1/2 cup of coconut, stir to combine then tip into prepared baking tray. I quite like this recipe because it has ingredients most people have in their pantry, you can delete the coconut if you wnat. Gluten free, fast to make and kids love it. You can add 100′s and 100′s to the top or choc chips if you like.ReplyCancel

    • bronwyn - September 19, 2013 - 8:39 PM

      is that teaspoon or tablespoon of honeyReplyCancel

  • Toothfairy - September 17, 2013 - 9:04 PM

    Just wondering how long these will keep?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - September 18, 2013 - 7:30 AM

      Easily a week in the fridge, ours are usually eaten quite quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - September 17, 2013 - 9:53 PM

    My kids have loved these for years, but we use jersey caramels instead of peanut butter (I have also tried adding about a 1/4 block of melted copha in summer time it binds them together better)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - September 18, 2013 - 7:29 AM

      caramels are a great idea, might have to try it!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Flenley - February 20, 2014 - 8:21 AM

    Yum! My girls will love these! are these freezable?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 21, 2014 - 1:52 PM

      Hi Lisa, No I wouldn’t freeze them, I would be afraid the rice bubbles would go soggy on defrosting. But in saying that I haven’t tried freezing them either.ReplyCancel

  • Narelle - February 20, 2014 - 9:22 PM

    Ummmm…… The marshmellows have high fructose corn syrup in them (this enters the body and the liver converts is straight to fat) When the body is overloaded with fat from so much fructose, your blood starts to thicken (doctors call it porridge and is a sign of heart disease and stroke) not only that if you think a little bit won’t hurt, look at how many things you eat each day have it in. If you are trying to lose weight run from Corn Syrup because it’s not used as energy by the body (like glucose) additives in these processed foods also harm little brains and bodies as well as the big ones. A little bit will hurt when we have so much of it. The processed food manuracturers don’t care about your health they care about your money. Lets all start reading and understanding the labels of the processed food we consume because we are making ourselves and our kids fat and unhealthy. It really is an easy thing to learn and when we educate ourselves as to what these ingredients and additives are we will all be a lot healthier, skinnier and smarter : )ReplyCancel

Milo Slice

Milo Slice Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients ½ cup SR Flour ½ cup Plain Flour ½ cup Milo ½ cup dark choc chips 1 cup rolled oats ⅔ cup shredded coconut ⅔ cup brown sugar 1 egg 125g butter, melted Instructions Grease […]

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  • Melissa Mitchell - May 3, 2012 - 9:40 PM

    Hey! For once, I have all of those ingredients. :) ReplyCancel

  • Susan Napper - May 4, 2012 - 2:16 PM

    Same here, Melissa – that never happens! I think I might make this for afternoon tea for my girls … looks yum!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - May 4, 2012 - 9:47 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - May 4, 2012 - 9:49 PM

      The kids loved it in their lunchboxes, great snack for schoool.ReplyCancel

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  • Bronwen - May 10, 2012 - 3:47 PM

    In the oven as we speak – can’t wait to try it :) ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - June 5, 2012 - 8:50 PM

    Finally got around to trying this one ~ very popular in our house ~ thank you. XxReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 7, 2013 - 5:01 PM

    Why oh why everytime I make slice then cut it up it crumbles……:( Made this was yummy but fell to bits.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - July 29, 2013 - 2:01 PM

    This recipe sounds scrumptious. Will be making it tomorrow for my kids lunch boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - December 12, 2013 - 11:11 AM

    I can’t have dessicated coconut. What would you recommend substituting for it as these sound delicious?ReplyCancel

  • Mum of the Nibbs clan - December 12, 2013 - 11:17 AM

    Hi for kids allergic to brown choc can we leave that out? and can we change brown sugar to raw? or no sugar at all? just for kids who have reactions to sugar thingsReplyCancel

    • Trish - January 20, 2014 - 11:42 AM

      My son has a nut allergy, so I made this without the chocolate and it was so good! In fact I have made it 3 times now :) I am not sure about the sugar, but I would try it, I often substitute things if I don’t have something or leave stuff out depending on what I can make that is safe for my child. hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • sly - December 12, 2013 - 5:12 PM

    I’m from US what is Milo, please?ReplyCancel

    • Krystle - December 13, 2013 - 7:13 AM

      Milo is mixed with milk to make a milk drink that tastes like malt. It is similar to Nesquik but is more grainy. It is really yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Simone - February 8, 2014 - 10:06 PM

    Can this slice be frozen?ReplyCancel