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Bec’s 7 Layer slice

A chopping board with 8 slices of 7 layer slice cut into bars

I offered my “7 layer slice” at a recent class, as something for morning tea. The students loved it so much they asked me to post the recipe.  I remember years ago my sister made it, and for someone that hated any sort of time in the kitchen, I knew it had to be easy. In fact I was surprised at how easy it was, and it tastes amazing.  She’s a bright pumpkin.

If you’re looking for a super quick, no dirty bowls or spatulas kind of bake, then this is it.  It’s also one that can help you clean up some of that leftover dried fruit, cereal, etc. in your pantry.  I make it every year now when I’m cleaning up the cooking school of leftovers.

Classes if you are local (Melbourne) or Zooms from anywhere 🙂

I’ve left the cup measurements in this ingredient list; I usually use metric measurements for my recipes, but this one is so forgiving you don’t even have to get the scales out.

Make sure you get the butter and biscuit crumbs mixed well on the bottom, press them down a little and the chocolate chips and condensed milk on the top, it doesn’t matter how you add the remainder of the ingredients. Sooo easy.

What sort of Tin for our 7 layer slice?

I love USA Pans. They have a brilliant non-stick silicone coating on them. They’re sold online. Here’s a link to the USA Pans company but you might need to do a search in your country. For instance, google “USA Pans Near Me” and ta-da. Here’s a link where you can get them in Australia.

A chopping board with 8 slices of 7 layer slice cut into bars

Bec’s 7 Layer slice

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There are lots of recipes for a 7 layer slice. You can change the ingredients around, as long as you keep the condensed milk, butter and choc chips. As these are the ingredients that hold everything else together.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 or 16
Method Conventional

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g butter
  • 125 g biscuit crumbs
  • 1 cup 90 g coconut
  • ½ cup 125g Oats (or dried fruit?)
  • 1 ½ cup 150g chopped walnuts (or mixed nuts???)
  • 1 cup 150g chocolate chips melts
  • 1 full can 395g – 425g depending on brand sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a 9 x13" cake pan. We pop the butter in the cake pan and set it in the oven to melt while the oven is warming. Then we collect all the other ingredients.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients in layers over the butter. Do this in order of the recipe, and you'll have it all glued together. Make sure the first layer of crumbs is well coated with the butter before you go on.
  • The last ingredient (condensed milk) needs to be drizzled over the top.
  • Bake at 175°c fan for 25 minutes, or till it's golden brown.
  • If using a glass pan, reduce temperature to 150°c. The slice needs to be lightly browned to make sure you've caramelised and set the slice. Allow to cool completely (about 2 hours) before removing from the tray and cutting.

Notes

NOTE:
  • The measurements and ingredients can be adjusted.  Just remember, choc chips will melt a bit and help keep everything together as well as the butter and condensed milk. 
  • The base and topping are there to bind, so make sure you use them as stated. The butter needs to be combined well with the biscuit crumbs. Press them down a bit if your crumbs are fine. The condensed milk needs to be able to flow through the mix to bind everything, as it bakes it caramalises. 
  • Why not change the oats for cranberries or change the chopped walnuts for almonds and cashews. Don’t like coconut, replace it with something else.

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20 Comments

    1. Hey Jen,
      No there are no stupid questions just questions. The size is in inches. I’ll add a link in the post so you can see the one I’ve used as well.

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. So easy and delicious, but I think I need to mix the biscuit crumbs into the melted butter next time.

    1. Thanx Sally. Yes I can see if the butter pools in your tin it might not reach all the crumbs. I’ll add something to the recipe. Thank you for pointing that out. x
      Regards
      Bec

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