Delicious Homemade Meals

A Tasty Twist on the Classic Anzac Biscuit


While Anzac biscuits are very much enjoyed in our house, this Anzac Day we thought we’d put a twist on the classic recipe and bake an Anzac slice.

This slice combines the traditional flavours and core ingredients of Anzac biscuits – golden syrup, coconut, oats, and of course butter, yet incorporates a delicious caramel filling – yum!

Perfect to share with family and friends this Anzac Day!

Shopping List

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 220g unsalted butter
  • 400g can sweetened condensed milk, label removed (or cheat with a can of caramel filling)
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. If using sweetened condensed milk – place can with label removed in a saucepan filled with water and leave to simmer for 3 hrs, ensuring that there is enough water to cover the can at all times. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced).
  3. Line a 30cm x 20cm baking tin with baking paper.
  4. Melt 140g butter. Leave remaining 80g for later.
  5. Combine melted butter, self-raising flour, desiccated coconut, and brown sugar in a bowl, mixing until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  6. Press this mixture into the bottom of the tin.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  8. Allow cooked base to cool slightly before spreading with caramel.
  9. Melt remaining 80g butter.
  10. In a bowl, combine melted butter, golden syrup, rolled oats and shredded coconut.
  11. Spread this mixture evenly over the caramel.
  12. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until golden.
  13. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces of your preferred size.


Written by Michaela Ward