BAKES | Easy Peasy Smartie Slices

Any opportunity to get into the kitchen to bake and I am there, and I have to say that it's something that my daughter enjoys too. But baking with the baby isn't for the fainthearted, especially if you like a clean and pristine kitchen. When it comes to baking with a little one there is always so much to think about, so make sure that you pick a time that they are not tired and you have lots of patience. Baking or cooking with children is a great way to encourage them to take a more active role in choosing, preparing and cooking simple food that may even help them to discover new foods and new tastes. While you’re cooking, let your child hold the ingredients, talk about where they came from and discuss how you think the recipe will turn out. The more familiar children are with ingredients and the more they feel involved in the process, the more likely they are to eat the food at the end. When she's a little older I think that baking and cooking with her will become a time for other learning, such as reading numbers in the recipes or on the scales, not forgetting about all those ingredients that she can learn about too. How making baking quick and easy will alleviate the stress and hopefully keep the mess to a minimum, which is why I wanted to share this Easy Peasy Smartie Slice Recipe with you all today. 

And all you will need is three ingredients: 

250g of Rich Tea, fine crumbs

2 tubes of Smarties 

400g sweetened condensed milk 


1. Preheat the oven to 160c and grease and line a baking tin with parchment 

2. Place your Rich Tea biscuit into a processor until you have fine crumbs, if you don't have a processor added them into and bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin. 

3. Next, add the crumbs into a bowl, add the smarties and then the condensed milk. The combined mixture smells amazing and requires taste testing. 

4. Place in the mixture into the lined deep tray and place in the preheated oven, cook until golden brown. Once it's cooked through, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Slice into squares and enjoy!