Easy baking with small kids- Jelly Slice

Posted By on Sep 16, 2010 | 2 comments

Trying to pass the time on a rainy afternoon with two small kids quickly inspired- "I know what we can do, let's bake something, how about JELLY SLICE?"  The kids were excited and you'll find it a quick and simple recipe- great for school holidays as it will last few days in the fridge.  If you find baking with kids challenging, check out my

 Top 7 tips for baking with kids.

Jelly slice has a biscuit base, cheesecakey filling that's not made with any cheese products (making it cheaper), and a jelly topping, we used raspberry packet jelly, lemon is good too.


Base- 185g melted butter, 1 packet (250g) Marie or arrowroot or digestive biscuits crushed.

Filling-1 tin sweetened condensed milk, juice of 2 lemons, 2 heaped teaspoons gelatine, 3/4 cup boiling water.

Topping- Packet jelly and 250mL boiling water, 200 mL cold water.


1) Mix the jelly following the packet instructions, pour into large flat dish or plastic container and put in freezer to chill until sloppy setting.

2) Mix melted butter with crushed biscuits, press into slice tin.

3) Mix gelatine and water until dissolved.  In a large bowl beat condensed milk, lemon juice, and gelatine mix together until smooth.  Pour onto biscuit base.  Put in fridge (cover with plastic film, or put into a plastic cake container so it doesn't absorb smells from the fridge).

4) Pour cooled jelly ontop of filling and allow to set in the fridge.  Slice with a hot knife.

This is a simple version of this recipe I got from a friend who was in the CWA, which I find to be economical and easy, other recipes have cream cheese and white chocolate added to the filling like this one from Nestle.

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Happy Baking.

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  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.

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    • Thanks Carmelo, hope you keep enjoying my posts- maybe you’ll find something a source of creative inspiration?

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