Wagons Roll !!

Blackcurrant Wagon Wheel Slice
Gluten Free , Vegan, Nut and Coconut Free

Saturday is here gain and its Valentines Day tomorrow

So after the piping extravaganza of last week I thought i would give you a simple but equally delicious bar, to enjoy

I opted to have a play with the iconic Wagon Wheel……….did you know these where invented in the UK in in 1946, but by an Australian Family that owned biscuit factories in both countries !!

But made and designed in Slough first and then rolled out over in Australia and every other British colony too !!

Anyway, who doesn’t want shortbread, jam , marshmallow and chocolate !!

If that doesn’t cover Valentines day as well as a heavenly combination at any point I don’t know what doesn’t !!!

I would be very happy to receive these as a treat on the day !!! Mind yours are long gone and they disappeared whilst I was a work !! I got a test piece and one other. That’s always a good sign and I have two harsh critics that tell me straight I can tell you !!!

Now to be honest this wasn’t a planned blog post …. I have a list of that πŸ™ˆ

But the very kind folk at Not Guilty -sweet revolution UK gifted me a couple of packets to try …….in my cocoa !!!

But really I always want to do something worthwhile with new ingredients and hence the Wagon Wheel Bar came into existence !!

I know dealing with Aquafaba to make Marshmallow at home can be quite intimidating to some , so to have a great vegan ready made marshmallow available is a bonus

I didn’t on this occasion test it it too much, I wanted success πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but cant wait to get hands on some more locally to get even more creative !!

Anyway this isn’t an advert its just a thank you….I’m always happy to try new products and give them a shout out if its worth the typing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So lets crack on, you’ve time to pick some up and then wow your other half with a delicious sweet treat …..or just keep them to yourself πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

Do you really want to share ????


Wagon Wheel Slice GF, DF V

The Ionic Wagon Wheel Biscuit in bar form. Shortbread Base, Jammy and Marshmallow middle and Chocolate Topping

Made in an 8′ 20cm Square Tin, recipe can be doubled and made in a brownie size tin


  • 185 g Vegan butter ( I used Pure Dairy Free Block , US Earth Balance )
  • 70 g caster / superfine white sugar
  • 260 g Gluten Free Pain Flour ( If not using your own blend I recommend Dove Farms Plain blend UK or Pilsbury US )
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum ( omit if your flour blend contains it )
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 180 g Blackcurrant Jam ( or jam of choice )
  • 160 g Vegan Marshmallows ( I used Not Guilty Marylin Mallow marshmallows )
  • 300 g gluten Free Vegan Chocolate ( I used Plamil Foods )
  • 75 g Vegan Butter
  • 2 tbsp Freeze dried Blackcurrants ( or fruit of choice )


  1. Pre heat your oven to 160 C Convection / 180 C Standard / 350 F
  2. Grease and line your 8′ ( 20 cm ) tin with parchment paper
  3. Measure out the sugar and the butter into a bowl or stand mixer and on medium beat until creamy and smooth for 3 minutes
  4. In a medium bowl weight the flour , xanthan and baking powder into a bowl , combine with a whisk then sieve
  5. Add half to the butter sugar mix and then mix until combined
  6. Add the second half and combine until mixed in
  7. Tip into the pan and smooth out and press down until even , I found that damp fingers where best for this followed by a damp spoon ( the dough is quite sticky )
  8. Place in the oven on the middle shelf and bake for 15 minutes until the base is just starting to colour
  9. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a trivet or heat proof surface
  10. Measure out the jam and warm in the microwave for 10 seconds or on a low heat in a pan on the hob until warm….
  11. Add to the still warm base and spread evenly
  12. Cut the marshmallows into three even pieces and place evenly on top of the jam
  13. Place back into the oven for 7 minutes, remove and squish the marshmallows down until they all meet up
  14. In a microwaveable bowl or in a pan onto of a pan of simmering water melt the butter and the chocolate ( 20 second bursts in microwave ) stir until combined and thick and glossy
  15. Pour over the melted chocolate over the marshmallows
  16. Grind the freeze dried fruit in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle until fine
  17. Sprinkle on top of the chocolate
  18. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to set
  19. Cut into even pieces using a sharp warm knife
  20. Enjoy

So there you go, its my version so its blackcurrant as its one of my other halves favourites !!! ( I do try but I’m sure it doesn’t even register πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

Everyone will love these , young and old alike

Get your Lock down Pants on you are going to need them !!

However there’s always an excuse for a nice easy treat 😍😍😍

You just need to find it 😜😜

Best give you some more pics and you can decide for yourself

Just Look at those layers 😍😍
There has to be stack 😜😜😜
There’s something about a slice shot
The Freeze Dried Fruit …pimps your bars to the next level
The soft shortbread….sooo good with the rest 😍😍😍

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Until next week……..Bye for now πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

3 thoughts on “Wagons Roll !!”

  1. Those layers! 😍. What a tempting combo of flavors! Do you know why the name is β€œwagonwheels,” Clare? (Sorry if I missed that in your intro, been up for 3 hrs since 4:30 AM east coast US time, watching the Aussie Open tennisπŸ˜„. Can’t miss Rafa!)

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