Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Lunch Box Treats

Now that we are all back in school down in the southern hemisphere I thought I would show you what I pack for 'play lunch' in my kids school lunch boxes.

Chocolate Fudge Slice
I have found this slice to be the yummiest and the easiest to make and to pack. All the ingredients are generally a staple in your pantry.

So here goes.

Chocolate Fudge Slice

1 cup plain flour (all purpose)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup coconut (dessicated)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
185g butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift flour into a bowl, add sugar, coconut and cocoa. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir until combined.

Press mixture into a slice tin (7" x 9")

Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees C) about 25 - 30 minutes.

Top with chocolate icing (recipe below)

1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 oz butter
1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

Mix altogether and pour onto hot slice. Smooth over.

Cool in tin.

Sorry, about the measurements, I know they have both metric and imperial. I don't know how to convert and I have written this out from somewhere, probably an old PWMU book of my mums.

I can guarantee you that they will be asking for more.

And just because I have seen so many pictures of little preppies starting out on the first day of school, I thought you might like to see my middle son on his first day of secondary college. Age 12 and a half!!

Ciaran's First Day of Secondary School


beccasauras said...

Mmm, thanks for the recipe, no eggs, no nuts- I actually think they may be allowed to eat it at school, perfect.

I can't believe how tall they grow- I agree, us preppie mums have posted lots of shots, thanks for showing us yours. High school is a bigger event I think. Not as much chance of nits, either!

rousabout studio said...

Oh what a big boy!!, my little fellow started 3yo kinder today.. My little preppie wouldnt allow a photo so she will have to live with that empty spot in her album.. The slice sounds like a must try, I have a nut & egg ellergy in our house.. thanks for the recipe..

clare Carter said...

Do we have to put it in their lunchbox??? Thanks for the recipe -it looks delicious.Will they ever grow into their shoes?He looks huge and yet little.Odd but perfectly normal for a 12 and a half year old I guess.Did he love it?

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, yum! Those treats look delicious -- I hope I don't have to be going to school to make them LOL. Thanks for the recipe. Your "little boy" is getting awfully big -- he's too cute!

Corrie said...

yum I have a morning tea monday so better make some! thanks for sharing and what a nice looking boy you have there!


Louise said...

It was delicious as was the lovely lunch you gave me yesterday! I will definitely be whipping up these to go in the school lunch bag - and the cake tin for me! Your middle man looks all fresh and clean ready for his first big day -I can't believe you have boys that big - amazing!
You will be pleased to know that your post showed up on bloglines - yay!

CurlyPops said...

Oh yum, that slice looks delicious!
Printing that one for the recipe folder.