Winter has definitely arrived in this part of the country the past week.  I have had the fire roaring most days and going outside calls for winter woolies, hats, and gloves.

Thinking ahead to the long weekend here in New Zealand and hoping that we will have some nice weather to get outdoors and go on some adventures, I have been filling the tins with some budget-friendly but also very scrumptious snacks to take away with us.

Thankfully our friends at Countdown have added some new items to their Winter Lock Down deals that we have now stocked up on, including soups, oats and something my children really love Hot Chocolate and Milo.

With a huge big bag of Milo in the house, I wanted to try making a Milo Afghan Slice.  This Milo Slice isn’t as sweet as your tradional Afghan biscuit, so if you like something slightly less chocolatey, give this recipe below a go.

Ingredients:

  • 200g butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cups plain flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milo
  • 2 Cups of cornflakes or Weet-bix

How to make:

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add sifted flour and Milo. Stir into the butter mixture until combined.
  • Add Cornflakes or Weet-bix till just mixed.
  • Press mixture into a 20cm slice tin.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the mixture has set.
  • Ice when cold with chocolate icing or dust with icing sugar.

Serve your Milo Afghan Slice with a nice hot milky Milo.  On extra special days, I will froth the milk and add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

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Frothed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra special Milo drink.

Thanks to Countdown for sponsoring the Milo in this post and inviting us to work on their Winter Lock Down promotion.

Check out more recipes on the blog.

Becks

 

 

Posted by:From Beneath the Kowhai Tree

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