Weet-Bix are the wonder child of the cereal department. It’s the first cereal most kids eat and undoubtedly one of the more healthy options available to us all. I was asked recently if I wanted to contribute to a list of 100 things you can do with Weet-Bix and as they’re a staple in our pantry I thought hey why not! The first thing that popped into my mind was Weet-Bix slice (see recipe below). It’s something I make every now and then and it rarely fails to please. But, just for fun I thought I’d share a few other crazy ideas I’ve either tried or had inflicted upon me ….. wonder if any of them will make it into the top 100?
1) Weet-Bix makes an awesome backup for when you run out of both dog and chook food. Seriously – the animal kingdom love Weet-Bix too!
2) Weet-Bix, when smeared through curly toddler hair, makes a fabulous curl booster. Sets like cement – far better than hairspray!
3) Weet-Bix, when mixed with milk, can be used as a substitute for glue if you run out during a crafting session. Seriously!
4) Weet-Bix dropped on the floor directly from the bowl and left to dry can be used to hasten the process of driving the household mummy mad – have you ever tried to get that stuff off!
NO Bake Weet-Bix Slice
200g Condensed Milk
125g melted butter
1/2 cup of coconut
1 tbs cocoa
dried fruit and or nuts (dates, walnuts, cranberries …)
1 tbs butter
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
1 teaspoon of boiling water
Crush 10 Weet-bix into a mixing bowl.
Melt the butter and condensed milk in a saucepan over heat stirring well.
Add Coconut, Cocoa and dried fruit or nut to the Weet-Bix and mix well. (You can play around a lot with what type of fruit or nuts you add – or leave the out altogether.)
Pour the butter and condensed milk mixture into the Weet-Bix and stir to combine fully.
Press the mixture into a plastic slice container lined with baking paper (Cut out a square of baking paper the same size as the base of the tray.)
Make the icing by combining all ingredients and mixing well. Pour icing onto the slice and spread over the entire top.
Allow to cool and then put the lids on the slice containers and refrigerate until well chilled.
Cut into squares to serve. I find it best to leave the slice in these containers and leave it in the fridge when not in use.
Do you have any other Weet-Bix uses that should be added to the top 100?