If you are really craving something sweet but you don’t want to spend too long in the kitchen then an easy slice recipe is just what you need.
These recipes are quick and simple, without the fiddly assembly and decoration required for fancy desserts.
They are easy to serve and will please everyone, and there is plenty to go around.
We have put together a list of the top 5 easy slice recipes so you will always have a straightforward yet satisfying dessert idea on hand.
Keep reading to find your favourite.
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What Is A Slice Recipe?
If you have never attempted a slice recipe then you are missing out.
These simple desserts and teatime treats are assembled in layers in a single dish and either baked or refrigerated. They are then cut into slices – hence the name. The desserts are simple but totally delicious.
The great thing about slices is that they are very versatile. You can pop them as a lunchbox snack, enjoy them as a dessert or even eat one for breakfast.
They also make a wonderful addition to an afternoon tea or a party buffet.
These easy slice recipes are often adaptable and you can add extra ingredients or switch up the flavours.
This is great for experimenting with different combinations or for using up leftovers of sweet treats from the cupboard.
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This raspberry jam and coconut slice tastes like a traditional cake but is ready in just a few simple steps. And this is what puts it first on our rundown of easy slice recipes.
All you need to do is make a simple dough and spread it out across the bottom of a dish.
Bake it for 20 minutes, then spread jam on top, then make an easy topping mixture to go on top of the jam.
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Bake for another 25 minutes, leave it to cool, then cut it into slices. Simple!
This recipe makes enough for 20 slices. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You could make the slice on a Sunday evening and use it as a lunchbox snack throughout the week.
Alternatively, you could serve it as a tasty dessert with some instant custard.
If you love light, fluffy Maltesers then you will love this no bake Maltesers slice.
It is ideal to make ahead of time for a party, as it can be enjoyed cold. Pile up the slices on a plate for an appetising treat that your guests will adore.
You can use whatever combinations of white, milk and dark chocolate you like depending on your individual taste.
Once you get used to making this recipe, you can make some adjustments to customise.
Experiment with different types of crushed biscuits, like Oreos or choc chip cookies.
You can also switch out the Maltesers for peanut M&Ms, chocolate raisins, or other sweet treats. Honestly, let your imagine run wild with this one.
Make sure you give the slice plenty of time to set before you cut it into squares, or you won’t get neat lines.
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Next on our look at easy slice recipes we have a true classic.
This vanilla slice is similar to a traditional British/Australian custard slice or a French mille-feuille, but much easier to make!
It’s also a no bake recipe which makes it ideal for large gatherings when you are already using the oven to cook your savoury dishes.
Instead of making pastry and fresh custard, instant dessert mix is sandwiched between two sweet crackers and then dusted with powdered sugar.
As this is a ‘cheat’ recipe, there are other things you can use to replicate a custard slice.
You could try ready made puff pastry or other forms of biscuit instead of the sweet crackers.
You could also use other flavours of instant dessert mix, like butterscotch or banana.
Make sure you use heavy cream not pouring or whipping cream, as this gives the filling the right consistency to hold its shape.
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This blackberry crumble slice is the perfect recipe for a fall afternoon.
You can use freshly picked blackberries or frozen ones – it will taste great either way.
You can sweeten the fruit as much as you want depending on your personal taste.
It is a simple recipe that will give you a satisfying and comforting dessert that the whole family will love.
Oats are used in this recipe to give the crumble a nice crunchy texture. As an dded bonus, it also makes this dessert more nutritious and wholesome, as oats are very good for you.
You can switch out the blackberries for whatever fruit is in season – apples, peaches, raspberries, strawberries – there are so many options.
You can enjoy this slice warm with cream, ice cream or custard. You can also enjoy it cold for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It goes very well with a nice latte.
Give it a try. It’s one of our favourite easy slice recipes for a reason.
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This triple layer slice looks impressive but is actually super easy to make.
It has a crisp, biscuit base, a rich lemon cheesecake layer, and a fluffy marshmallow topping.
There is no baking required and only three simple steps to create this wonderful dessert.
Make sure you let each layer set fully before adding the next one, and that the slice has had plenty of time to firm up before you attempt to slice it.
The more patient you can be, the easier it will be to cut and the neater the edges of the slice will be. This is important if you are planning to serve it at a party.
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Once you know how to make this slice you will want to start experimenting with different flavours for the cheesecake layer.
It is really easy to change the flavour with different extracts such as almond or vanilla.
You could also use fresh fruits like strawberries blended into the cheesecake mix, or stir in melted chocolate.
Slice desserts are really easy to make and they are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
If you have a large family or you are catering for a group of friends then a slice recipe is ideal as it creates plenty of dessert for not a lot of hassle.
You will be impressed at how quickly these recipes come together, and how appetising the slices are when they are arranged on a plate.
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