Monique’s Christmas Florentine Slice

Monique’s Christmas Florentine Slice


Simple and Beautiful Home Made Food Gifts this Christmas

I really enjoy Christmas, the celebrations, the food and the getting together but the part that I don’t like is the commercialisation and that my kids seem to think that Christmas is all about receiving toys. So this year I am getting them involved in one of my favourite Christmas activities, Hand Made gifts – Just Because.

Whether it is a teacher, a neighbour or a friend. I absolutely love to cook little treats wrap them in cellophane and finish them off with a Christmas ribbon. The simple act of working together to make someone a little food gift that they are not expecting is really special and a ritual I want to encourage my kids to continue.


Monique’s Christmas Florentine Slice

Monique’s Christmas Florentine Slice


  • 2 cups of cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup of Oats
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • ½ cup Chopped Apricots
  • ½ cup Sultanas
  • 70g Toasted Slivered Almonds
  • 50g Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped Pistachios
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries
  • 200g Condensed Milk
  • 120 Milk or Dark Chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 170’. Line 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper
  2. Place all ingredients except the chocolate in a glass mixing bowl and stir until well combined
  3. Pour mixture into the tin and spread evenly. Place into the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove and cool on rack.
  4. Melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water into a liquid form. Using a spatula, spread chocolate evenly on bottom of slice. Leave to set in fridge.
  5. Cut into muesli bar sized slices.
  6. Place 4 slices in clear cellophane with Christmas ribbon.

This recipe is a non-sponsored guest post from Monique from Happetite Food.


Happetite Food. deliver Feel-Good Food gifts for people at times of celebration or sadness, new baby, bereavement or just because. A home cooked meal and a thoughtful note can make all the difference.

Perfect little Christmas treats for friends, family, teachers and neighbours. Bringing back the gift of giving food.

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