Chocolate Caramel Slice
Chocolate Caramel Slice

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Is there a sweet slice, cookie or cake that you used to devour as a child?  For me it was my mothers caramel chocolate slice.  I loved it! I just couldn’t get enough! Lucky for me it was the treat my mum most often made when we had to “bring a plate”, so I had plenty of opportunities to indulge my sweet tooth.

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Chocolate Caramel Slice

When I grew up and left home I noticed the slice in cafes and bakeries from time to time.  Craving the treat of my youth I would buy a slice only to be disappointed that the flavour was never the same. The chocolate layer was always “waxy” and not melty and lush, the caramel would be grainy and the biscuit base just plain.

Chocolate Slice

Chocolate Slice

Mum always told everyone how easy the slice was to make, but I never quite believed her… after all, anything with three layers of cooking requires some sort of attention span and a bit of time surely??

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Turns out mothers do know best.  The slice is so easy and quick to make.  The longest time is in waiting for the caramel layer to cool so the final layer of chocolate can be poured over.

Chocolate Caramel Slice Slab

Chocolate Caramel Slice Slab

I have one little confession, just to make it even quicker I have altered the recipe slightly and used Nestle Caramel Topper.  This alteration means that we save the step of cooking a caramel with condensed milk. I do like shortcuts and I think mum would approve.

Chocolate Slice

Chocolate Slice

Caramel Chocolate Slice
Recipe Type: Slice, Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Julie
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Serves: 20
This is one of those great “retro” slices that I grew up with, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Ingredients
  • Base
  • 1 cup SR Flour
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 125gm butter (melted)
  • Caramel Layer
  • 400gm Nestles Caramel Topper
  • 2 Tbs Golden Syrup
  • 30gm butter (melted)
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 200gm Dark Chocolate 70% cocoa
  • 30gm butter
Instructions
Base
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Line a 20cm fudge tray with baking paper.
  3. Place dry ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Melt butter and add to the dry ingredients mixing well by hand.
  5. Press the base into the prepared tin and bake for 10mins or until golden.
Caramel Layer
  1. Add all the ingredients to a jug and process briefly with a stick blender until just combined.
  2. Pour the caramel filing over the hot biscuit base and return to the oven.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. (Can be placed in the fridge)
Chocolate Layer
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter together and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate over the cool slice.
  3. Cool to set the slice.

 

Chocolate Caramel Slice Display

Chocolate Caramel Slice Display

The only problem with having this recipe “on file” is that I have reverted to my childhood ways of “sneaking” pieces of the slice periodically through out the day.

I would love to know what childhood treat your mother made for you.  Do you have a picture? If you have blogged about it share a link, I would love to try your dish too.

 

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  1. I’ve made a version of this. Yum!

  2. Sneaking slices of this caramel chocolate wonder is almost mandatory when such deliciousness awaits on a plate. Don’t you think?

    Lucky you, Julie, for having such a kitchen-savvy mum.

    My mother was a tennis star (Wimbledon semi-finalist) so her skills were on the tennis court. However, my beloved nanny Kawaji-san’s Japanese fried rice is the ultimate comfort food.
    (Scroll down to #6 at) http://ninjabaking.com/news/15-simple-japanese-style-tips-turkey-leftovers

  3. I think I would also be sneaking slices. It looks divine 🙂

  4. Talent like that is admirable. Pinning it, without a doubt.

  5. That looks delicious! My mom made so many wonderful treats, it would be hard to know where to start. But I remember being especially fond of her marshmallow brownies!

  6. This looks wonderful! And it does look pretty easy. Terrific recipe – thanks.

  7. My dad used to work at a bakery and would bring me home a caramel slice every week! Loved it. Have since made some at home and I have to say yours look pretty spectacular!

  8. I know I would be sneaking pieces of this dessert during the day…delicious I’m sure.

  9. Your mom would definitely approve – beautifully done. Easy to see why sneaking slices was top of your list.
    Have a beautiful week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  10. I love a good caramel chocolate slice but not sure why i’ve never made one it’s super easy and so delicious 🙂 Thanks for reminding me!

  11. Yum Julie! And what beautiful pictures. I’ve always had a bit of a disaster making anything caramel but you’ve inspired me to give it another go.

  12. This recipe reminds me of something I used to make as a kid called ‘Dorothy’s Bars’ – except the middle layer was made with a more runny filling made with sweetened condensed milk. Now I am feeling nostalgic and want to go and see if I can hunt down that old recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  13. How absolutely yummy!

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