Chocolate Caramel Slice is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for ages. I’m crazy for slices, and always crave a good hedgehog, lemon slice, or caramel slice whenever I’m out having coffee. So this time I decided I’d make my own so I could eat it whenever I’m having coffee at home, which is a lot these days.
This recipe was fun to make but provided its own little challenges. The first was breaking my beater at step two. Funny thing was I could tell this was going to happen, as beating the butter was not working, but I beat away anyway until my beater quit on me.
The second challenge was making the filling. I wasn’t very good at this. I don’t think I let the filling get golden enough; hence it didn’t reach the hardness I think it needed.
But not to worry, the result was still beautiful. The crunchy base, gooey caramel centre, and hard chocolate topping are a combination to die for.
I recommend putting the finished slices in the fridge overnight and eating them cold the next day. I did this and they were so delicious it was hard to stop at one.
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- 1 cup plain sifted flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 125g melted butter
- 400g can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 60g melted butter
- 60g chopped copha
- 125g chopped cooking chocolate
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 3cm deep 28 x 18cm (base) lamington pan.
Combine all base ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared lamington pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven. Cool.
Make filling. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook whisking for 8 minutes or until golden. Pour over cooked base. Bake for 12 minutes or until firm. Cool completely. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or until set.
Make topping. Place copha and chocolate into a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted. Pour over caramel. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares to serve.