Easy, no-bake traybakes really are one of the staples of Northern Irish baking and this No-Bake Peanut Slice is no exception. Similar to the classic Mars Bar Traybake, this traybake uses Snickers bars to help bind together the ingredients and add some extra peanut flavor.
Sydney Specials (or possibly Sidney Specials, there are some discrepancies in the spelling) tick a lot of the classic traybake boxes. Coconut? Check! Cornflakes? Check! Chocolate? Check!
This traybake is very simple and quick to make. Just mix the dry ingredients and add melted butter. Then bake and top with chocolate icing. It would only be simpler if it were no-bake. But there’s flour in this and as my flour packet keeps telling me, you shouldn’t eat raw flour (hasn’t stopped me licking the bowl when I bake a cake though…)
The Traybakes Family has returned from vacation and while recovering from jet lag, we’re still getting over the fact that the weather at home was (almost!) as warm as the weather we get in the summer here in Massachusetts! So, for sunny, summery days like these, when it’s too hot to turn on your oven, this No-Bake Peanut Crunch is the perfect solution.
I am on a roll with the ‘firsts’ for the blog. This Cornflake Squares recipe was my first ‘try to find the traybake someone remembered their mum making’. I received a message via Facebook (thank you to all my Facebook followers!) from someone who remembered a traybake with crushed cornflakes, coconut and white icing on the top.
This may not be exactly the same, and I am learning that there are many variations in traybake recipes, but it does have cornflakes, coconut and white icing on the top. And it’s pretty tasty too.