While I was enjoying my domestic goddess moment, I also made some Rocky Melon Slice for lunchbox treats. This is a crushed weetbix base cooked, and then topped with marshmallow. This time I added a few drops of peppermint essence and green food colouring for a change. I sometimes make this without the cocoa in the base and it still tastes good.
Rocky Melon Slice
2 1/2 weetbix - crushed finely
3/4 cup sugar
1 c flour
1t baking powder
1 c coconut
175g melted butter
2 dsp gelatine
1 cup boiling water
2 c sugar
Colouring and vanilla essence if desired
Mix dry ingredients, add melted butter and mix well. Press firmly into lined sponge roll tin about 18cm x 27 cm. Bake 180C for 15 mins.
Cool base then top with marshmallow topping:
In a bowl dissolve the gelatine in the boiling water. Add sugar and beat until thick and fluffy (about 10-15 minutes with a handheld electric beater), add essence and colouring if required. Pour over base and sprinkle with a little extra coconut. Leave until set, then cut and store in an airtight container.
During hotter weather you may need to store this in the fridge.