A true Kiwi classic! Lolly Cake or Lolly Slice is such a simple treat to make with only a handful of ingredients and no oven required. It’s one of my kids’ favourite sweet treats, mostly bought from bakeries. It took me until lockdown 2021 to actually taste it myself… not sure why! The recipe originated in NZ in the 1940s and has been served at MANY kids birthday parties since!
- 250g scotch fingers or malt biscuits
- 1/2 tin (approx 200g) sweetened condensed milk
- 180g fruit puff lollies or similar
- 100g butter, melted
- Approx. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs (you could put them into a deep bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin, or use a blender!).
- Roughly chop the lollies into a mix of halves and thirds, and add to the biscuit crumbs.
- Pour in the melted butter and condensed milk. Mix well with a spoon.
4. Tip onto a clean chopping board, or a silicone mat or baking paper. Use your hands to form into a wide log (this will be sticky!).
5. Pour over the desiccated coconut and pat it over the log so it’s evenly covered. Wrap the log in beeswax paper (or plastic wrap) and pop into the fridge for a few hours until set.
6. When it’s firm, slice and enjoy!
Lolly Cake freezes well. Just keep the log tightly wrapped and pop into the freezer until needed. Then slice however many slices you need, and leave those out to thaw. Easy!
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