If you would like to make the easiest slice EVER then this Fruity Nougat Bar is for you! It also tastes amazeballs…. The mixed fruit and generous amount of butter gives it a fruity, buttery zing that certainly gave me some Christmas cheer.
I have to tell you something funny about this recipe, though…. My grandma’s instructions in her recipe books are often brief. They are more reminders. To her, a seasoned cook; a way of jogging her memory to what she already knows. For me, unseasoned as I am, they can at times leave gaping holes. This Fruity Bar recipe was an example of just that.
My First Attempt at This Recipe
First up I melted the butter and sugar in a pot for a fair while til it became a glue like substance. I then mixed it with the dry ingredients, put it in a tray and set it in the fridge. There was no mention of baking it so I just presumed it was chilled—lol! The finished product was sticky and tasted like a dough. It still.tasted good but my husband and I knew something was wrong. We then had a go baking it. The result was so much better! Still, I think I had overworked it and the next day you could tell something was wrong.
Upon the second trial, I realised just how simple this recipe was. A simple mixing of ingredients, a short time baking and voilà! a delicious, Christmas flavoured blast from the past.
I obviously have beefed up the instructions so you don’t have to make the same mistake I did. With this, I hope you enjoy the ease of making and flavours of this Fruity Nougat Slice.
- 4 ounces (115 grams) melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mixed fruit
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup self raising flour
- Prepare oven to 350F (180C).
- Grease and line a slice tin.
- Mix ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Spoon mixture into tin.
- Cook for 20 – 25 mins.
- Cool slice in tin.
- Cut into squares. Enjoy!