Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rice Bubble Date Slice

My friend Yvonne (whom I made the Caramel Mud Cake for) makes this slice for her kids birthdays and I just love it.  I finally found the recipe and made it myself.  Now if you're giving this to your kids don't tell them there are dates in it...that is until after they've eaten it and told you how much they love it.  I was never fond of dates on their own but in this you hardly know they're there.  This slice has a lovely caramel flavour to it.  Great for kids parties or an afternoon snack.

Rice Bubble Date Slice

4 cups rice bubbles
125g butter, chopped
1 cup caster sugar
250g packet dates chopped finely
¼ cup condensed milk

Lightly grease an 18 x 28cm slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.  Place rice bubbles in a large bowl.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan on low. Add the sugar, dates and condensed milk. Stir for 10-15 minutes until dates soften and fall apart.  Remove from heat.

Add mixture to rice bubbles, stirring until well combined.

Spoon into prepared pan, pressing firmly. 

Chill for 2-3 hours until firm. Cut slice into squares to serve.

For a little decadence melt a little milk chocolate and pour a thin layer over top of slice before cutting then refrigerate.


Anonymous said...

I've been searching everywhere for this! Thank God I found it on Yahoo.



jewels72 said...

Hi Lisha~ I'm going to make your slice today. I showed my 6yr old son and he said " Oh, YUM!! "


Suzi said...

Hey, if you leave out the sugar and just have the swt. condensed milk and dates would it still work?


Lisha said...

I'm sure it would Suzi, just add more condensed milk. The butter, condensed milk and dates would still give it that caramel flavour anyway.