Chocolate, caramel & peanut slice

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 16)

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 190g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 120g butter, melted
  • Caramel filling

  • 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 60g butter
  • Chocolate & peanut topping

  • 150g (1 cup) unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 300g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) thickened cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 13 x 30cm (base measurement) loaf pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
  2. To make the biscuit base, combine the flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly over the base. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile: to make the caramel filling, combine the condensed milk, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 8 minutes or until caramel thickens (do not boil).
  4. Pour the hot caramel over the biscuit base. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until caramel begins to bubble. Remove from oven and set aside for 1 hour to cool slightly.
  5. To make the chocolate & peanut topping: sprinkle the caramel evenly with peanuts. Place the chocolate and cream in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir with a metal spoon for 3-4 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture evenly over the peanuts and use a round-bladed knife to smooth the surface. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set. Cut into 16 pieces to serve.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Wow, yummy, yummy. Get them away from me since I have a sweet tooth and diabetes at that. How delectable do they look. Please, please take them away from me. He,he,he, *lol* On second thought, can I try just one bite? The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Ahehe. Thanks for the yummy post. God bless you always.

Lucinda Palmer said...

Evil horrid image! How dare you display such an awfully delicious picture! I dare not create this recipe - although I think I will.
As a chocolate fiend this is truly gorgeous to look at. I'll let you know how mine turned out.

Leslie said...

I*ve added you to my daily blog list. I love dropping in here, you always have some tasty treats to view & make.

MAC said...

This looks so good. I don't like chocolate but I do love white chocolate and I bet it would be just as good. I'll make this one. I also want to invite you to enter my contest for a chance to win an autographed copy of my cookbook Stir, Laugh, Repeat. Just go to my blog
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Rosie said...

I am loving this recipe, I just recently featured Caramel Slices on my own blog, this is a fabulous little twist! Never thought of it! Nice one!

yukati said...

looks so delicious!
I like chocolate,so I want to eat it!!
Thank you for put up recipe,I try it!!