This Jelly Slice is such a classic no-bake slice recipe… three layers of total deliciousness! A biscuit base, creamy filling and jelly topping!
Jelly Slice is just one of those classic recipes, isn’t it. And like most of the classics, this slice has survived the test of time by tasting so darn good! Mmmm you can’t beat that biscuit base, creamy centre and jelly top… you really can’t!
This slice always reminds me of something that you’d buy at a school fete or a sweet stall at a market. In fact, it’s one of my favourite things to buy when I’m out for coffee – but dear lordy… cafe slices are so expensive! I think you could make a whole tray of jelly slice for the same price as two pieces at a cafe (and homemade always tastes better anyway, doesn’t it).
I love to go all traditional and use red jelly for my top layer, but you could use any colour you like! If you’re making this for a party then why not use the same coloured jelly as your colour scheme… because that would be sooooo cute! I do love a matchy-matchy colour scheme!
Did you grow up eating jelly slice too?
- 1 packet Marie biscuits
- 175 g melted butter add a little more if your mixture feels too crumbly
- 1 X 400g tin condensed milk
- Juice of two lemons
- 3 level tsp gelatine
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- Jelly Topping:
- 1 X 85g packet jelly crystals
Line base and sides of a slice or lamington pan with non-stick baking paper allowing a 2cm overhang.
Make jelly according to packet instructions and set aside on the bench to cool (not in the fridge as you don't want it to set).
Place biscuits in a food processor and crush until they resemble fine crumbs.
Place biscuit crumbs in a bowl.
Melt butter in the microwave or stovetop and add to biscuit crumbs.
Mix until well combined (add a small amount of extra melted butter if the mixture is too dry).
Press biscuit mixture firmly into the slice tin and place into fridge.
Place boiling water into a jug and stir in gelatine until dissolved (and there is no lumps!!).
In another bowl add condensed milk, lemon juice and dissolved gelatine mixture.
Mix until well combined.
Pour mixture over the biscuit base and place back into the fridge until set.
Pour the jelly liquid over the set base and place into the fridge again.
Chill until totally set.
Cut into squares using a very sharp knife.