Chocolate, Coconut & Caramel Slice

Ingredients

Makes 25 pieces

Base
  • 250 grams butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup good quality dark cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
Caramel
  • 400g sweetened condensed milk
  • 400g caramel sweetened condensed milk
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup

Instructions

1 _ Preheat oven to 180?C (350?F).

2 _ Line the base and sides of a 28 x 21cm (or similar) slice tin with baking paper.

3 _ In a big bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and soft

4 _ Add cocoa, flour, baking powder and coconut, and mix well.

5 _ Press 3/4 of the mix into the tin and smooth firmly with the back of a tablespoon. Pop in the fridge while you prepare the rest.

6 _ Mix condensed milk, caramel, butter and golden syrup in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate while you do the dishes!


7 _ Pour caramel mix over base and sprinkle over remaining base mixture.

8 _ Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through.

9 _ Cool, slice in tin, then hide it in the cupboard - don't say I didn't warn you!

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