Saturday, May 14, 2011

Caramel Choc Almond Slice

Even from the photo you can see that this layered brownie-like slice is seriously moist and dense.  The bottom layer is made of a rather simple chocolate base and then it is topped with a caramel nutty sauce.  The result is one very addictive slice..

Ingredients for Chocolate Base
250g plain chocolate biscuits
1 tbsp drinking chocolate
1 1/2 cup almonds or pecans
110g unsalted butter, melted

Ingredients for Caramel Topping
1/2 cup lightly packed soft brown sugar
60g unsalted butter
400g tin sweetened condensed milk

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degres and lightly grease and line a 28 x 1cm shallow baking tin.  Finely crush biscuits, drinking chocolate and third of the nuts in a food processor.  Transfer to a bowl and add melted butter.  Mix well and press firmly into prepared tin.  Press rest of nuts gently over the top of this base.  To make caramel topping, place brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir until butter melts and sugar clumps dissolve.  Add condensed milk and cook, stirring, until thicker and combined.  (Do not allow to burn or curdle or taste will be terrible! This happens very quickly so keep an eye on it!) Pour over biscuit base.  Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until caramel is firm and golden - edges will bubble and darken.  Cool, then refridgerate for at least 3 hrs.  Cut into squares once cooled.  Dust with drinking chocolate before serving, if desired. 

27 comments:

  1. One can never get enough of the chocolate/caramel combination, especially when there's sweet milk involved! This looks delicious. :D

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  2. Je te crois, c'est vrai que ces brownies ont l'air addictifs:)

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  3. i haven't been blogging or reading blogs in a while- and let me tell you- your posts were one thing that i truly missed! this looks delicious.

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  4. Welcome back Brittany! Hope you had fun in China.

    Chocolate and caramel, what a combo! Sure is addictive!

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  5. Wow, this looks really good! A cup of hot coffee would go really well with this!

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  7. Brittany, sorry, I have to post again (mistakes) I really love this look delicious absolutely delicious! gloria

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  8. Oh my god, these are amazing. It's like a combination of all of my favourite things! Yum :)

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  9. No I am NOT going to make this I can already see the scales starting to tip :-) Diane

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  10. What a lovely looking dessert but yes, it does look sinful like Diane said lol!

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  11. Almond and chocolate - the perfect combo x

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  12. This looks so amazing and so SIMPLE! Chocolate and caramel and almonds- nothing not to like!!

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  13. Ooh, wow, this looks scrumilicious in the extreme. Can't wait to try this one - have bookmarked so I don't lose it.

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  14. looks so chewy and sticky and I bet this is one hell of a delicious slice!! you make me crave for chocolate ;)

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  15. Now it seems I have wasted my trip to the gym today, that photo has made me gain 10 pounds just looking at it! Yum ;0)

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  16. Chocolate + caramel + almond = irresistible! This looks like it would definitely be worth the calories!!

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  17. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

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  18. Wow, those look entirely mouth watering. Chocolate and caramel and almonds? Sounds like you combined three of the best tastes ever!

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  19. Welcome back. I have an award for you. :-)
    http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com/2011/05/lovely-blog-award-from-marelie.html

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  20. mmm love it! I really need to try that one!

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  21. Caramel and chocolate are an irresistible combination to me. These look fantastic!

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  22. this looks so good, i may even do the conversions to make it myself ASAP! ha. thanks for sharing! an awesome post, as per usual. loves it :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  23. Your blog is fantastic! I love all the recipes!

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