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Sneaking in the zucchini makes this brownie rich, moist and ooh so yummy. Your kids won’t even realise this brownie is a little healthy too!

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  • Alicia

    Wow! What an amazing concept! I always try to sneak veggies into our dinners, but not for one second did I ever contemplate adding goodness into treats! This is now on my list for baking this weekend. Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes the zucchini makes most muffins really moist, I’ve made some chocolate zucchini muffins in the past, don’t think I have blogged the recipe yet, but they too were really good! Hope your kiddies like them!ReplyCancel

  • Justine K

    Thankfully I had all the ingredients in the pantry and some extra zucchini and made it this morning, the kids had a slice with a glass of milk and they really enjoyed it, got a winner here.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s great they loved it, mine really enjoyed it too, I love how moist it is and a little extra hit of chocolate with the choc chips.ReplyCancel

  • Great idea using zucchini! It’s such a mild flavoured vegetable so it would fit in well. I once made spinach ones-the spinach flavour only disappeared when they were cool!ReplyCancel

  • mary

    Kat, I was wondering how much grated zucchini would be needed as I have some in my freezer from the summer glut & I would love to make the brownies.

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Mary, I used 2 zucchinis. I have never thought of freezing them, did you freeze them grated or whole, do they freeze well?ReplyCancel

      • Mary

        Hi Kat,
        Apologies for my second comment & email I think my iPad has a glitch!

        I grate my zucchini to freeze, very handy to have for winter when these veggies are dearer & they freeze very well. I just wash them well & then grate! Voila. I freeze in cup measurements.
        However not very handy when I don’t have cup measurements for a recipe!
        I think I might try with 11/2 – 2 cups & see how I go.
        Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    hi Kat.
    I don’t know what happened to my comment yesterday so I will try again!

    I am wondering how much the grated zucchini would be as I have plenty in my freezer from the summer glut & would love to make the brownies.
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • I also sneak vegetables into muffins, I found a great recipe using beetroot, almond meal, carob, coconut oil . So simple, sweet and no sugar .ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Denise i love the sound of your recipe, i will have to give it a try.:)ReplyCancel

My kids always ask for the store variety LCM rice bubble bars, but making them at home is really easy and so much more cost effective.  Making one batch of these healthy chocolate rice bubble bars only takes minutes and makes 16 good sized portions.  I made this in the thermomix, however I have included both […]

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  • Vicki O'Neill

    This looks fab! You could make it even healthier by using Abundant Earth’s Puffed Brown Rice. Get it in a huge bag in the health food section or “healthy end” of the cereal aisle at Woolies.????VxxReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    You could use puffed rice from the health food section to make these actually healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Edwina

    I’m also sceptical as to whether these could be classed as ‘healthy’. Honey is still sugar, coconut oil is still fat. I’m sure they are delicious, but I would still put them in the ‘treat’ category.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    These look great will definitely be making these ones. xReplyCancel

  • Hello, Just about to start scratching around for school lunches tomorrow. This should soften the blow of holidays finishing, nice treat for the boys when they open their lunchboxes. Thank you! xReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Thanks for the great recipe Kat!! Delicious! I made them in a mini muffin tin in little paper patty pans. My boys loved themReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea Natalie, that would make good little individual serves.ReplyCancel

  • Niomi

    Hi Kat, thanks for all your wonderful srecipes & tips! A little off the topic not sure if somewhere else more appropriate to ask but I noticed your recipe was for a thermomix, I have recently started looking into getting one can I ask what you think and if it can justify the high price tag, thank so muchReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Niomi, I love my Thermomix, It makes cooking a breeze, I now make alot of meals from scratch, last night I made chicken parmiganan, I minced up the chicken and added some extra herbs and made my own sauce and crumb, didn’t take long at all, dinner was started and served within 30 minutes. It is a hefty price tag, but I believe it’s worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy

    I cant stand coconut what can I replace it with – or would it work without?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      you could try oats?ReplyCancel

 A delicious chocolate treat – coconut chocolate brownies.  This gorgeous wooden platter is available online here. Coconut Chocolate Brownies Serves: 20 pieces Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 5 mins 20 mins 25 mins Ingredients 80 grams butter 240 grams caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 65 grams self raising flour 70 grams desiccated coconut 40 […]

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  • tiffany

    i tried the non thermomix recipe and it looked terribly runny in the bowl.
    i double checked i had the right measurements 1/4c of self raising flour etc and decided to weigh my flour (as i do normally bake using weight) a 1/4 cup weighed only 33grams! :(ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tiffany! I hope it works better for you next time.:)ReplyCancel

  • Dale

    Just letting you know that the link to print the ‘regular’ version of the Coconut Chocolate Brownies defaults to the Thermomix recipe :)
    Looking forward to baking it today!ReplyCancel

I gave my pantry a good clean out on the weekend and found some dried fruit and oatbran that I wanted to use up.  You know me, I am loving having some healthy balls and slice on hand so I created this little recipe.  If I had the patience on this day I would of […]

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  • Jaimee

    These sound really good, going to try making some of these for morning tea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are very yummy, Jaimee! Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Hi Katrina!

    What a lovely, healthy recipe! Are you able to advise approximately how many pieces this recipe makes?

    Thanks so much!


    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Amy, I can’t remember exactly and I didn’t slice them up equally but you could easily get 18 little piecesReplyCancel

Recently I have been watching the food I have been snacking on.  I still have a few more kilo’s to lose to reach my goal so I am making sure I have something reasonably healthy in my fridge to satisfy my 4pm sweet craving. I am so excited to share with you this Raw Chocolate & […]

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  • Amanda White

    Made the choc coffee bites this afternoon…great healthy snack Katrina.
    Am thinking the mixture could also work great made into balls (might have to chill mixture in fridge first) and rolled in coconut.
    Thanks for sharing :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      ooh yum Amanda that sounds so good, great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, I made this today – it’s till in the fridge waiting to cut up.

    I worked out the nutrition value if anyone is interested
    – if cut into 20 pieces (each piece ~21g)

    386kJ, 92 calories, 2g protein, 5.3g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 8.2g carbs, 7.6g sugar, 15mg sodium.

    Thanks for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

    Accredited Practising DietitianReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oohh thanks Lindsey, thats very nice of you.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    If I left out the coffe, would I need to make my other changes to the recipe, do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Bettina, they would taste just as good!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie Roos.


  • Ok, these look delicious (drooling) and easy. Need to shop for ingredients and will be making shortly! Hope they turn out as great as these.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes May they are very yummy, Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Holliday

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    What a great idea, Kelly!ReplyCancel

    • Kelly

      So i made it but its a crumbly mess, i can still save it. Just wondering. i left the coffee out as i’m making it for the kids, 1tbs of instant coffee was that liquid or powder?ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Oh no Kelly, I used coffee powder and really pressed it well into the container and left it in the fridge, sometimes I have left it all day before I slice it, perhaps you may need to leave it longer??ReplyCancel

        • Kelly Holliday

          will do, i’ve packed it harder and i’ll leave it 24hrs.ReplyCancel

          • Katrina

            Let me know how it turns out :)

          • kelly

            i must have done something wrong because its still way crumbly, or perhaps the walnuts were needed? i only used almonds (added extra to make up for no walnuts). Maybe i needed more dates. I think i’ll try again another day. But now i have quite a tasty crumble, i think i’ll make some banana ice cream and use it as a topping. :) thanks

  • Kim Fairfull

    Could you leave the dates outReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Kim the dates are a really important element of the bites, helps to combine it all together.ReplyCancel

  • Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

    I just made these, it’s still chilling but the crumbs were delicious! Got treats for the in-laws who are staying for the weekend sorted now thank you!ReplyCancel

  • House of Nicnax

    Oh yum! These look delicious! Raw food is something that really interests me. I’m not brave enough to try to make any thing too complicated, but these seem easy enough! And to be truthful – you had me at “coffee” ! I think i’ll make these this week! Thanks for the recipe!
    Nicole x

  • Carol

    Kat, I made these last week and wasnt that thrilled with the taste of the walnuts – remembered I dont really like the flavour AFTER I made them! I just made them last night again with roasted hazelnuts instead and they are delicious! I tried making into balls and they were a bit dry so I added a small amount of condensed milk. I think next time I could try just some water to see if that is enough to ‘glue’ together. Also loved the apricot and the lemon balls. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s great, Carol. Yes i guess you can add any flavour nut, hazelnuts do sound very nice too.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    Made these finally today after reading the recipe lots of times when looking for ideas…so easy!! Thank you. Just waiting for my taste-tester (aka hubby) to give his opinion.
    I had lots of crumbs when I cut it but pressed/rolled the crumbs together into balls. Might try it as balls next time.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Suzanne, Rolling them into balls is another great idea! I agree with you they are oh so yummy!, hope hubby enjoys them too.:)ReplyCancel

  • TrisH

    How long will this keep in the fridge or can you freeze it?ReplyCancel

  • Kasia

    This looks yummie but I’m having trouble finding Medjool dates. Are they fresh or dried? Can I use regular dried dates instead?ReplyCancel

    • Kay

      The dates are in the fresh food section. Also if too dry add a little virgin coconut oil. I make many versions of this but to date never tried coffee.ReplyCancel

I can’t seem to get enough of anything chocolate and coconut… I like it when this slice has a nice soft base, not too crunchy, yum!! Chocolate Rough Slice Serves: 24 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 15 mins 20 mins 35 mins Ingredients Base 1 cup Self-Raising Flour 1 tablespoon cocoa ⅓ cup caster […]

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  • Mr Smaggle would die for these! Coconut fiend. I might make them for him this weekend, thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Leena Dasani Vadher

    Hubby is going to love them, will surely make them soon.ReplyCancel

  • Coconut rough was always my favourite! This sounds deliciousReplyCancel

  • Hayley Itzstein

    OMG so yummy!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Brown Pond

    What is icing sugar? confectionary? What about caster sugar? ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Handler

    Made this yesterday but was really disappointed that the topping didn’t set. Kids still liked it but was very messy. Anyone got ideas on how to improve it ?ReplyCancel

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

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

  • Bel

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

  • ann berry

    Looking forward to the non Thermomix recipe

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  • Sonya

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

  • Kate

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

  • Lisa

    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

    • That’s a great suggestions Lisa, I will look into Smudge!
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A very big thank you to one of our wonderful readers Lynette for sharing her Egg Free Apricot Slice recipe Egg Free Apricot Slice Serves: Ingredients 1 cup SR flour ( or gluten free) 1 cup coconut 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk ( dairy or rice) 1 cup diced dried apricots Instructions Mix all […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    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

  • Helen

    This and the Milo slice recipe are gold! Perfect for no fuss lunchbox treats. It doesn’t ge much easier than one bowl, no mixer, one measuring cup. I have sent to all my fellow farming housewife friends, aspiring to be organised! Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you for sharing with your friends, how lovely of you.:) I agree they are great being able to make them all in the one bowl. Glad yu enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

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

    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

      So glad to hear. Did you enjoy them?ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    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

    • 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

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

  • Tammy

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

    • Liz @ Eudora

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

  • Tammy

    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

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

    • Liz@eudora

      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

  • Amy

    What can I sub in for the honey that wouldn’t be too overpowering, can’t have agave either.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Amy, have you tried using Maple Syrup? I would try giving that a go as it is still reasonably healthy.ReplyCancel

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 Serves: Ingredients Base 1 cup SR Flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 125g butter, melted Filling 400g can sweetened condensed milk […]

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 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 Serves: 16 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 15 mins 35 mins 50 mins Ingredients SLICE 150g butter, melted & cooled 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 […]

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  • Jodie Sinclair

    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

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  • chesjubel

    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

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

  • Samantha Berg

    if you change the SR flour to all plain flour it makes a more dense and fudge base. just saying its a different variation and very yummy. thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Just wondering if it would be ok to freeze??ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Anna, Absolutely!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hi. Where did I go wrong with the icing? It was extremely dry and almost impossible to spread, even with doubling the water.ReplyCancel

    • zoe

      After it gets dry and you’ve mixed in as much you can, add a tiny bit more water till it reaches the consistency you wantReplyCancel

  • I make something almost identical that is my husband’s absolute favourite! He thinks it tastes better after ‘ageing’ for a day (his words not mine).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Haha i love it Claire! It is a very yummy slice xReplyCancel

A fun treat everybody will enjoy, some caramle, chocolate and crispy rice bubbles.

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  • What was the size of the Mars bars used?ReplyCancel

  • Janette

    What size mars bars and chocolate melts we are in Canada sizes would be great, thanks.

  • Mel

    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

  • Amanda

    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

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

  • Guest

    They look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    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

  • Nikki

    Are you able to freeze these??ReplyCancel

  • […] Mars Bar Rice Bubble Slice – A fun treat everybody will enjoy, some caramle, chocolate and crispy rice bubbles. VIEW RECIPE HERE. […]ReplyCancel