ANZAC Slice (super easy recipe)

Make a break from the traditional biscuits with a deliciously easy ANZAC Slice! This ANZAC slice is the perfect lunch box treat!

The other day I wanted to make a batch of ANZAC biscuits, but I got distracted halfway through and ran out of time! So rather than roll the mixture into balls like I usually do, I popped the whole bowl of dough into a slice tray and baked it in the oven. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to do this before. ANZAC Slice is like the cool cousin to ANZAC biscuits (although I still have a very fond spot for the traditional bikkies!).

ANZAC Slice

I used my favourite ANZAC biscuit recipe because I think it’s just the best and yummiest thing ever. Don’t even get me started on how much I love eating the cookie dough. I usually feel really naughty when I eat cookie dough (because I know that eating raw egg is a no-no), but it’s just soooo darn good. The best thing is that because these ANZACS contain no egg, I can happily eat the raw dough completely guilt-free.

ANZAC Slice

After the slice cooled, I cut it into muesli bar sized pieces – perfect for little people’s lunch boxes! If you’re running short on time, or just want a bit of a change from your usual ANZAC biscuits, then definitely give ANZAC Slice a go.

ANZAC Slice

If you need a bit more ANZAC inspiration then check out my favourite classic ANZAC biscuit recipe, my Macadamia Nut ANZACS, or my Macadamia, Cranberry and White Chocolate ANZACS (ummm… I think I have a little bit of an ANZAC obsession!).

ANZAC Slice

ANZAC Slice

Make a break from the traditional biscuits with a deliciously easy ANZAC Slice! This ANZAC slice is the perfect lunch box treat!
Course lunch box snacks, Slices
Cuisine Baking, Healthy Snacks, lunch box snacks, Slices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (65g) desiccated coconut
  • 125 g butter chopped
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced.
  2. Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.
  3. Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
  4. Place butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted.
  6. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
  7. Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture.
  8. Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  10. Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. When the slice has cooled completely, cut it into slices.

ANZAC SLICE – Thermomix Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 if using fan forced).
2. Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.
3. Place the butter, golden syrup, water and brown sugar into the TM bowl.
4. Melt on for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.
5. Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter mixture and combine mix for 10 seconds on Speed 3.
6. Add the rolled oats, plain flour and coconut.
7. Mix together for 40 seconds on Reverse, Speed 2.
8. Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.
9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
10. Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
11. When the slice has cooled completely, cut it into slices.

36 thoughts on “ANZAC Slice (super easy recipe)”

  1. Yum! I love ANZAC slice almost as much as ANZAC biscuits (ie, a lot.) In fact, I probably love the slice even more because I top it off with golden icing! So much nom!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That sounds amazing!

    2. Janelle says:

      How do you do the icing ?
      Janelle

  2. Love love Anzac slice! So easy and yummy!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely 🙂

  3. Hadia says:

    I love all the goodness in this anzac slice! It looks wonderful and I imagine it tastes amazing!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Hadia.

  4. Great idea and perhaps less burning for me around the edges! Another to add to the list of things to try!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely! Double bonus!

  5. You can’t go wrong with Anzacs! I only made an Anzac Slice for the first time a couple of weeks ago and can’t believe I waited to so long to make it!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I totally agree!

  6. Yum! I’ve also got an Anzac slice coming up this week, they are great for lunch boxes too aren’t they but I too usually eat most of the mixture before it makes it to the oven.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Great minds!!!

  7. As soon as you mentioned ANZAC biscuits I knew that you were an Australian. We don’t much know about ANZAC in the states (the US), but I’ve heard that they can be wonderful so I’m anxious to try them. My only knowledge comes from stories about WWII when they were baked for troops because they lasted a long time and were easily packed. Yours look so pretty and delicious – I’ll bet they are a far cry from the hard biscuits the soldiers ate.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Gosh you certainly know your Australian history… you are absolutely right!!!

  8. Abigail says:

    What a wholesome snack and something I’d like to have with my tea! 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!

  9. Yummy! I’ve never had an Anzac anything and I’ve been to Australia 3 times!! Need to try this recipe :).

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh my goodness! You need these!!

  10. Ooooh! This is the next recipe from your blog I’m trying! Printing it off now!! 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Nagi! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  11. This is a fantastic idea! ANZAC day is coming up fast so I cannot wait to try these (and the original biscuits too of course!)

  12. Jenny Collins says:

    I have been making Anzac Slice for ages and sell at it my coffee shop – it goes as soon as I display it!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I bet it would! It really is such a fave!

  13. Robbie says:

    AWESOME !! This brings back memories for me. Growing up my mother discovered the same thing, and she also baked anzacs in a tray and cut them into slices . . . they were the best.

  14. Farah says:

    These look amazing – do you think I could bake & freeze for kids lunchboxes?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Farah, yes I think you could!

  15. A J Blair says:

    taste like Anzac cookies!!!!! yum

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      It sure does!!!

  16. Jeannette Mckay says:

    I add some milk & white chocolate bits to mixture, my kids & grandkids love it!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Delicious!!

  17. Amanda says:

    Have just made this and it is amazing, my house smells just as delicious as this slice tastes! just wondering how long it will last in an airtight container, not sure if i should put it in the fridge or cupboard,
    ive portioned it out for my daughter to take to school and hoping it will be fine all week
    thanks

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi there, it will be absolutely fine in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week! xx

  18. Gemma says:

    I just found this recipe and now im dying to try it! I love my ANZAC’s chewy, do these turn out chewy or should I shorten the cooking time?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Gemma, they are quite chewy (especially in the middle!) but feel free to shorten it slightly if you’re a real chewy girl!! xx

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