I have a strong dislike for waste. In recent years I’ve really upped my recycling game, but I’ve also started meal planning and only buying items my family really needs. I was having a whinge to a friend about breakfast cereals recently and specifically that the crushed up bits of Weet-Bix tend to go to waste in my house because no one enjoys eating them. Such a ‘first world problem’.
She thrust this recipe in my direction. It’s perfect because it uses up those scrappy bits of Weet-Bix and creates some delicious lemon squares.
- 175g butter, melted
- 165g caster sugar
- 3 Weet-Bix, crushed (or use those bottom bits)
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2x 395g cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/4 cups lemon juice, strained
- Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 20cm x 30cm slice pan and line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing the two long sides to overhang.
- Place butter, sugar, Weet-Bix, flour and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine. Spread mixture over the base of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk condensed milk and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth and combined. Pour over the Weet-Bix base. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges are slightly bubbling and the top layer is set. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then place in the fridge overnight to chill.
- Remove from fridge, cut into pieces and serve.