Monkey slice is a treat that my youngest kid loves. It involves her favourite banana lollies and a lolly cake base, but no coconut. In the lead up to summer it is perfect as a “take a plate” treat. It involves no baking, so you don’t have to swelter in the kitchen and it’s super easy. You can even get your kids involved in the baking fun.
You will need
- Half a packet of banana lollies – these are basically like Fruit Puffs but all one flavour
- 1 packet of Malt biscuits
- ½ a tin of sweetened condensed milk
- 120 grams of melted butter
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- Baking paper
- A clean tea towel
Open a clean tea towel onto the bench, and empty your packet of biscuits onto it. Roll the tea towel up so no biscuits can escape and then crush the bikkies! I let my kids have a go with a meat tenderiser with much glee from them. Then I finished crushing the larger pieces by squashing the tea towel with my hands. If you prefer a finer crumb for your slice, then you can use a food processor.
Add your biscuit crumbs to a large bowl. Pour your sweetened condensed milk and your melted butter into the bowl as well. Mix until well combined with a spoon or fork. Then break your banana lollies in half roughly and pop them into the bowl. Your kids will enjoy doing this part too, though you may have to factor a few extras as they are sure to have a “taste test” along the way. Give the mixture another stir to incorporate the lollies and then pour the mixture out on a large piece of baking paper.
Roll the mixture into a long log shape approximately 7 cms thick. Then refrigerate until it is set. You can then cut the log into slices. It’s up to you how thick you cut the slices, but I usually do 1 cm thickness. If you want to get really fancy, you could use a cookie cutter to further shape the slices too. If you like coconut, you can always roll the log in shredded coconut before refrigerating it.
This recipe was created by Kym Moore. Kym is a working mum of two, and occasional blogger. Fancies herself a writer, when she isn’t editing her kids’ vlogs or running their social media at Baby Likes Cake. Follow them on Facebook and YouTube.