Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe

Compared to this well-known version of chocolate caramel slice, our slice has a greater ratio of caramel to base. To achieve this, we make the caramel using the standard one can of condensed milk but make a thinner base. We also like the caramel layer to be thicker (in height), so we bake the slice in a smaller pan.

Preparation time: about 35 minutes (excludes baking time).

Serves about 12.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

112g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
56g (2/3 cup) desiccated coconut
100g (2/3 cup) self-raising flour
85g butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

Grease a 20cm square cake pan and line the base and sides of the pan with baking paper. ©

Stir brown sugar, coconut, and flour together in a large bowl until well combined. Add butter and mix until well combined. Firmly press mixture into prepared pan using the back of a spoon.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and slightly risen.

Set base aside to cool for about 10-20 minutes (while making caramel). Leave oven on.

Caramel Filling
30g butter
40ml (2 tablespoons) golden syrup
395g (1 can) sweetened condensed milk

Place butter and golden syrup in a medium, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When butter has melted, add condensed milk. Stir constantly over medium heat for about 9-12 minutes, until caramel thickens.

Gently spread caramel evenly over base. Return to oven for a further 10-12 minutes (a 1/2cm border of lightly browned caramel should form around the edges of the slice).

Allow slice to cool to room temperature.

150g milk or dark chocolate, melted (we use Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate)

Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring frequently. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Spread melted chocolate over caramel.

Refrigerate slice until chocolate is just set, about 20-30 minutes. Remove slice from pan and cut into pieces. We use a hot, dry knife to cut the slice (fill a tall glass with hot water, dip knife in water for a few seconds, and wipe dry with a clean tea towel).

Store slice in an airtight container in the refrigerator. ©


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a go at making this slice but left the chocolate off the top as not a big choc fan. My housemate and boyfriend fought me for the last piece. Absolutely delicious!

8/8/06 9:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely loved the recipe. Delicious! You girls should put out a book!

12/8/06 9:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I made this, no one in my flat could get enough, apparantly its the best slice they have EVER had (I'm not kidding, they beg me to make it)

18/10/06 7:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used the caramel recipe to fill one of those flans from the supermarket. Very quick and easy. Didn't last very long. Love the recipe.

24/12/06 2:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o my gosh like actualy the BEST slice i have ever had! thankyou so much! such a fantastic recipe!!

1/2/07 9:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Hey Hey how bloody yum was that!!not a crumb left on the plate VOTE 1

9/2/07 8:43 pm  
Blogger Sonya said...

I find it's really easy to cut this slice if you flip it over and cut through the base first. That way the caramel doesn't squish everywhere.

12/3/07 5:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you use evaporated instead of condensed milk?

29/4/07 10:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey used this recipe very easy boyfriend and kids love it!!!

3/5/07 10:49 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Anonymous,

Unlike evaporated milk, condensed milk contains a large amount of sugar. Evaporated milk would not be a suitable substitute for the condensed milk.

6/5/07 11:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I made this and everyone who I gave it to couldn't get enough! Thnx it was a great recipe. It was finished within an hour but I would like to know how long it would last in the refrigderator? I'm planning to make it for the kid's class party but I have no time to make it on the day.

5/6/07 8:54 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We store this slice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

6/6/07 7:36 am  
Blogger aimzss said...

This was fantastic, kids loved it! I used my mirowave to cook the caramal it took about 3 minutes, stiring every 40 seconds, turned out great and saved burning a pot! Great recipe!!1

7/6/07 11:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was yummmy but i lyk to change it toppings one time add coconut n others withe choclate n snicker bars all melted together mmmmmm yummy!

19/6/07 11:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a splendid recipe which should be used by all!

7/7/07 5:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you very much !!!!!now this is the third time i have made it FANTASTIC, so easy to make and keeps in the fridge. Not for long though as it gets eaten very quickly ...........

7/7/07 7:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a friendly hint for everyone who adores this slice....add a tablespoon of oil to the chocolate before melting and it will be much easier to cut through!

12/7/07 11:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um i made the slice and it wasn't the best but still yummy!!!

12/7/07 3:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for the great recipe, i've been hanging out to try it and its lived up to the expectation. Absolutely delicious. Thanks.

26/7/07 4:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god, it's the nicest thing I've ever tasted! I cant believe I made it! My partner wants me to make it every week but we'd be the size of houses if I did! Definately one for special occasions!

4/8/07 3:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best I have tasted! I make it heaps and it freezers really well.

16/8/07 1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made it and it tasted really good but the caramel layer did not turn out as thick as the picture any hints?

8/9/07 9:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made the caramel slice turned out well but melted the chocolate for too long and stuffed it up a bit, but very yummy.

22/9/07 11:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made for work and everyone loved it. I whisk the caramel constantly so it doesnt get lumpy.

How would I go about freezing this? And how do I defrost it?

Thanks for your help.

25/9/07 8:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This slice is awesome!!! Any other great recipes?

3/10/07 3:00 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

In reply to the comment on the thickness of the caramel layer:

If you mean the height of the caramel layer, did you use a 20cm square baking pan? The caramel layer will be thinner if a larger baking pan is used.

If you are referring to the consistency of the caramel, you will get a thicker consistency if you increase the stovetop cooking time.

4/10/07 9:08 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We freeze pieces of the slice in an airtight container and transfer them to the fridge to defrost. Freeze the pieces in a single layer, or layer them between sheets of baking paper etc.

5/10/07 4:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was one of the best recipes ever

6/10/07 1:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really easy to make and tastes great!!

29/10/07 12:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome recipe, i put hazelnuts in the base...great caramel recipe

31/10/07 5:32 pm  
Blogger kiwikate said...

Made this for the first time on Tuesday - best version of this slice ever!!! Had to make another batch the following day it went so fast......

3/11/07 6:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great recipe - easy to follow. Have made it for the second time now. Delicious and simple to make! Enjoy recipes from this web site.

21/11/07 10:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made it for my husband's birthday, everyone loved it, 10/10!!! Was easy to make and will make again soon!

4/12/07 4:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I make lots of differnt caramel slice recipes but this had to be the best one yet!!!!

17/12/07 9:05 pm  
Blogger Family Ongoings~~~ said...

OMG!!! This slice is so devine! Easy and just so so yummy! I sucks that the yummiest are the biggest thigh builders!!! :)

2/2/08 4:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May sound very stupid but I'm not a fan of coconut so does it taste really strong in the slice? Or is it just a hint ?

5/2/08 9:48 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

You can taste the coconut in this slice, but we wouldn't say it is the dominant flavour. However, if you don't like other slices that contain about 2/3 cup coconut then you probably won't like this one! As an alternative, you could make a shortbread base.

7/2/08 12:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this recipe! forgot to let the base set before pouring the caramel over..! Still tasted greattttt!!

love it!

21/2/08 5:23 pm  
Blogger Heather said...

looks yummi ill try it 2night this is a realy good site im putting you im favs peace out xoxo

2/3/08 10:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your recipes are great, only thing I would be even better is a rough estimate of how many slices this recipe makes!

5/3/08 7:13 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought the caramel slice was a quick and easy thing to cook if u r having people over soon! it was very delicious and cant wait to make it again!!!!!!!!!

15/3/08 6:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these sound AMAZING, ut i have a ad experience of sticky things sticking to the pan... willthe caramel stick a lot,or will it be easy to clean?

16/3/08 6:12 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

When cut into 4cm squares, this slice yields about 25 pieces.

If you line the base and sides of the pan with baking paper, the caramel shouldn't come into contact with the pan.

17/3/08 11:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This slice is the first I've ever made myself. My husband and children all love it, I have made it over and over again. I got lazy and bought a premade one last week. Never again, it was no where near the qaulity of this. Thanks for provideing such fantastic, easy to make recipes, keep up the great work!

31/3/08 2:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was my first slice i've ever made and it was magnificent! I had a mate from footy around for tea, and pulled out the slice for sweets, and he loved it. He now has the recipe and i'm making it again this weekend.
Keep up the good work!

11/4/08 9:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This slice is delicious!! I took some leftovers to work & they dissapeared within an hour. It was an extremerly easy recipe to make - even for a novice like me!

22/4/08 9:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do I stop the Dairy Milk chocolate topping going thick like a paste when melting??

26/4/08 10:24 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

When melting chocolate, the texture can be ruined by overheating or by contact with even a tiny amount of water. What method did you use to melt the chocolate? Did you use very low heat? Did any water get into the chocolate? If you try again, ensure that your utensils are dry and use very gentle heat (chocolate melts at about body temperature).

26/4/08 11:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tried making this with the coconut and although it was nice I would prefer a shortbread base

can you provide a recipe/instructions on how to do this (can you include the temp for oven etc) as dont want to mess it up by burning base.

caramel topping delicious.

29/4/08 6:28 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Unfortunately, we don't currently have a recipe for a shortbread base. However, this recipe may be suitable.

6/5/08 9:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used malt biscuits on bottom for base, excellent and so easy.

17/5/08 12:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Caramel on the slice was still kinda runny would that be because i left it a bit long in the oven? But it was still very yummy.

26/5/08 12:22 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

The longer the caramel is cooked, the thicker it should become. If your caramel was runny, then you could try increasing the stovetop cooking time.

30/5/08 3:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is fantastic!!
Everybody loved it!!

30/5/08 5:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this recipe made last years thanksgiving extra special. thanks alot guys.

9/6/08 9:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to make this slice but I was just wondering, will it turn out the same if I use plain flour?

29/6/08 1:22 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

The slice won't be the same if you use plain flour instead of self-raising flour; however, it should still taste nice. Do you have any baking powder? If so, you could make self-raising flour by adding 1 1/3 teaspoons of baking powder to a 2/3 cup measure, and then filling the cup with plain flour.

29/6/08 1:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was an awesome slice made it for a friends bday and the only drama was that the carmel developed little burnt bits all through it even though i had it on medium and stired constantly

anything i may gave done wrong???

4/7/08 2:55 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Antony,

We recommend using a saucepan with a thick or heavy base to help prevent the caramel from burning on the bottom of the pan. If you notice the caramel starting to catch on the bottom of the pan, you can reduce the heat and stir more vigorously to prevent it from burning.

Did you use an electric cooktop or a gas cooktop? We have an electric cooktop and the times and temperatures given may need to be adjusted if you are using gas.

5/7/08 1:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is divine and so easy to make! I also cheated and made my caramel in the microwave which took about 3 mins, stirring every 30 seconds.
Thanks girls.

7/7/08 4:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't normally comment on recipes, but had to do it for this one. I am not much of a baker, this was simple to make. Made a huge batch that only lasted about 48 hours in the house.

11/7/08 9:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this just yesterday. It was going great, until the caramel started sticking to the bottom of the pan. I didn't have any golden syrup in the house, so being the inexperienced cook, I replaced it with manuka honey. It went all lumpy and porridge-like and brown. It now tastes of manuka honey, but it is quite delicious!

13/7/08 6:51 pm  
Blogger somebody said...

oh my god, i have this overwhelming craving for this slice right now! The problem is, i don't have any golden syrup.. are there any substitutes for it or is it possible to just leave it out? pls help!

17/7/08 3:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heyyy i was wondering if u can sub the golden syrup and the condensed milk im 13 and i cook every thing in our house thnx

20/7/08 9:24 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

The golden syrup makes a significant contribution to the flavour of the caramel. If you don't have any golden syrup, you could try substituting maple syrup or a small amount of treacle.

Unfortunately, we aren't aware of any suitable substitutes for the sweetened condensed milk in this recipe.

26/7/08 12:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i live in burlington, Vermont and none of the grocery stores around here have golden syrup... the closest thing i could find is 'dark corn syrup'... would that be suitable?

31/7/08 6:44 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Dark corn syrup should be a suitable substitute for the golden syrup.

7/8/08 4:47 pm  
Blogger broddie said...

i made this recipe last night and my whole family absolutley loved it, litrelly not a crumb left!! but unfortnaunlty my poor nephew wasnt able to have much because he doesnt like coconut, i was just wondering there is anything i can substitute it with in the base?

20/8/08 2:35 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Broddie,

You could try making the caramel slice with a crushed biscuit and butter base or a shortbread base.

22/8/08 9:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this last night and after i had made the base i discovered i had no golden syrup so using my culinary knowledge, i used brown sugar which worked perfectly!! Also for the chocolate top i used dark chocolate and cream to make a ganache which complemented it nicely:)
I am a huge fan of your recipes!

25/8/08 6:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy!!!! such an easy recipe. Husband has requested I make it again for his birthday tomorrow so was a huge hit

28/8/08 8:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi do you guys have any idea on how to decorate this it is absolutely delicious. but i like to experiment with things n i wou.d love to know how to decorate it

30/8/08 6:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to show the Poms how we Australians make caramel slice and used this recipe - it has been voted THE BEST EVER!! :-)

31/8/08 6:44 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about decorating ideas: You could
1) Use a knife or fork to make a pattern in the chocolate before it sets
2) Sprinkle finely chopped nuts over the chocolate before it sets
3) Drizzle the chocolate topping with melted white or dark chocolate

2/9/08 1:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absoloutly divine,we make this slice once a week know its the best.

4/9/08 11:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

came across this recipe after my son (5) asked for something with caramel!
Reading the reviews I didnt look any further! And now I must leave my own comments. True to others this slice was SEN-SAT-ION-AL !!!
All absolutley loved it, 5yo has asked for it again - the first (double) batch didnt last a week!

My cararmel ended up rather chewy and a little 'powdery' or gritty if that makes sesne - not sure how as I constantly stirred and it didnt catch at all....the chewy bit was great we liked it like that, but wasnt sure what caused the 'gritty' texture. Any ideas?

It wont stop us making it again, thats for sure :-)

6/9/08 3:44 pm  
Blogger Anon said...

OH MY GOD!!! This is the best recipe ever, it is easy to make & tastes amazing. Thanks for another fantastic recipe, I always receive great feedback when I make something from your website. Thank you for giving me confidence in the kitchen WOO HOO.

7/9/08 5:46 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person whose caramel had a powdery/gritty texture: We aren't sure what could have caused the problem. Did you alter the recipe in any way? Did your caramel look like the caramel in our photo? Our caramel isn't chewy, so it sounds like yours was more cooked than ours. Is your cooktop gas or electric?

21/9/08 12:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family are always asking me to make this! I'm staying at my dad's for a week and he's put a can of sweeteded condensed milk in the cupboard with a post-it on it saying 'hint hint, nudge nudge'.

30/9/08 12:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi girls, I am very excited about making this slice as it looks amazing so I went out to buy the cake pan. there was a 22cm one that measured 22 on top but the base was 20.1cm so i bought that one. There was another one that said it was a 20cm pan but when the shopkeeper measured the base it was only 18! I am confused! When you say 20cm do u mean the base or the top of the tin? Will the 22cm one i bought be ok? With the base being only 20.1cm? do I have to adjust the amounts or oven times? Want it to be perfect!

2/10/08 1:17 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Our 20cm square cake pan measures 20cm across the top (measured parallel to the side) and 18.5cm across the base. It will be okay to make the slice in the pan you bought. Your slice will be a bit thinner than ours, so you may need to reduce the baking time slightly. If you would like your slice to be the same thickness as ours, you could multiply each of the ingredient quantities by 1.2.

3/10/08 3:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg this isike the best eva i was like yum and my friends were like yum and even my mum was like yum so it was yum lol no one didnt like it so yer

16/10/08 1:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the base really well but the caramel didnt end up thickening. :-S How can I stop this in future?

From Imi .x

28/10/08 2:37 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Imi

How many minutes did you cook the caramel for? What brand of condensed milk did you use?

28/10/08 2:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this slice today and it didn't turn out as well as I thought, The caramel was good but I found the base a bit chewy, buttery and heavy i'd rather go for the shortbread base or just you're typical plain flour, butter and egg base. It was all a bit stodgy and sickly. And yes I cooked it properly and followed the recipe.

29/10/08 4:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this recipe was so nice
everybody loves it
i would recommend it

1/11/08 4:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmm divine! I doubled the recipe and put into 22cm x 38cm tin so the caramel was nice and thick. Also put a dash of oil with the chocolate so it spreads easily. So yum. Next time i'm going to try it with macadamias before putting caramel in. Oh and i microwaved the caramel too stirring every minute it saves alot of time.
Thanks for this great recipe!

5/11/08 11:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I made this today and it turned out wonderful. What a yummy recipe :)

7/11/08 10:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so easy and yummy thank you. Just a question, my caramel was sort of grainy?? Did I not cook long enough on stove or did I cook too long? I had it on stove top for about 12 minutes. Thank you

8/11/08 12:58 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Your caramel might have been overcooked. Was it a darker colour than ours? Did you stir the caramel constantly when cooking it in the saucepan?

11/11/08 10:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't stop eating this slice :D

27/11/08 9:16 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

I use a different recipe for my caramel slice (blogged it just a few weeks ago) and it is always incredibly popular. For me the best thing about making it is the chance to scrape out the saucepan of all the leftover streaks of caramel :-)

I had been curious if it was possible to freeze it, so I did a google search which led me to your blog... glad to read here that people have frozen the slice successfully!

1/12/08 2:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great recipe! So easy and tastes divine. The coconut is not noticable in the base. The caramel is soooo nice and the oil in the chocolate really makes it easier to cut.

3/12/08 10:04 pm  
Blogger Jackie said...

Will maple syrup work as a substitute for golden syrup?

8/12/08 9:17 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Jackie

Maple syrup should be a suitable substitute for the golden syrup in this recipe. If you try using maple syrup in the caramel, please let us know how it turns out.

15/12/08 12:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this today for a picnic and everyone loved it!! They said it tasted like it was store-bought! So thank you very much for this recipe! It was delicious!!!

25/12/08 11:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had some problems with my slice..first of all it didn't even rise in the oven..i don't know why..and then it seemed like 1 can of condensed milk wasn't enough, because in the oven the caramel went bubbly, stringy and holey..argh im sure that itl still taste good but it doesnt look that good lol!

30/1/09 10:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is simply disgustingly delicious!! Yep - you read that right. Someone said it was dangerously delicious after having one that I had made. To get the chocolate top coating not to crack in all different directions when cutting it into slices, I just add a little bit of copha to the chocolate when melting it. Thanks for the recipe Amanda and Debbie - my mum and I now have a treat when we are away from home out of Australia. Eating it is a nostalgic experience since we don't have them here in Sweden.

12/2/09 5:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! I made it for our Vic Bushfire Fundraiser in a tripple batch and it went soo fast. I could have made 6 times the batch and it would have all gone. Well done. I love this website I use it all the time. Your recipes are delicious and so tasty. The bonus being this one was so very easy to make.
Thanks :)

18/2/09 8:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have made this time and time again and every time it's a winner. I microwave the caramel but you have to keep vigil at the microwave and stir every 30 secs or so, as it can easily burn. Thanks for this brilliant recipe!!!!

1/3/09 2:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I made this and my caramel bubbled in the oven after only a few mins, i turned it right down to 100 (its a fan forced crazy oven) and had to take it out early, its a bit 'cooked'. Did i perhaps overcook the caramel on the stove top? Any tips would be great. ps isnt it fun licking the condensed milk tin, so yummy!

12/3/09 10:51 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Did the slice base seem overcooked? If not, then maybe the caramel was cooked for too long or at too high a temperature on the stovetop. When cooking on the stovetop, did you notice the caramel boiling or catching on the base of the saucepan?

19/3/09 10:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you wanted to make the slice into shapes,could you heatup metal cookie cutters and press them into the slice?


25/3/09 10:19 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We have only ever cut the slice with a knife, but if you'd like to try using cookie cutters, we have the following suggestions:
1) Consider adding a small amount of oil to the melted chocolate to make the chocolate less likely to crack when cut
2) Leave the slice in the pan and cut all of the pieces before removing them so the caramel doesn't squeeze out the sides
3) Use a warmed, heavy duty cookie cutter
4) Cut the slice when the chocolate is just set (if the slice has been refrigerated for a long time, it will be harder to cut)

2/4/09 6:09 pm  
Anonymous hope said...

HI!....i made this recipe (caramel slice) and the coconut at the base took away all the caramel flavour. do you have any other bases that will not take away the caramel taste but at the same time still taste nice

9/4/09 3:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much fun to make and eat.The kids just couldn't get enough even the dog loved it!!!!
Best recipie ever do u know anyother awsome recipes??

17/4/09 2:41 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Hope

For alternative base ideas, please see our above comment dated 22/8/08.

23/4/09 7:51 am  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Wow, I just made this, based on all the positive reviews (plus I have made about 10 of your other recipes and all turned out fabulous!).... BUT found it way too sweet! My husband took two bites and couldn't finish the rest of the piece. Even I can't get into it as it is too sweet for me, and I love sweets. I followed the recipe exactly and didn't have any probs making the caramel or choc, but think it may be better suited to the extreme sweet tooths! :)

11/5/09 10:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i was just wondering, i don't have any golden syrup. is honey ok?


13/5/09 6:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you able to use honey instead of golden syrup? please respond, urgent!

15/5/09 6:19 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Unfortunately, we haven't tested this recipe with honey in place of the golden syrup, so we aren't sure how well it would work. If you try using honey, we'd love to hear how the slice turns out.

15/5/09 6:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes! i used the honey and the slice turned out PERFECTLY! thank you sooooooo much for this delicious recipe, it turned out wonderful!

17/5/09 9:11 am  
Anonymous Danielle Cull said...

Fantastic recipe! Absolute hit among friends.

26/5/09 3:13 pm  
Anonymous Anna said...

Hey, I made this recipe and it turned out great, except the second time I made it I forgot to monitor the oven when setting the caramel and I over cooked it! It came out a little more chewy then I'd like, but my family still loved it. I wanted to try again but double the caramel (I'm using a slightly larger tin so its usually thin) and I just wondered how long should I cook it for in the oven?

31/5/09 4:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i just wanted to know what quantity i would need to make this slice in a 30cm x 20cm tin with a thick layer of caramel

31/5/09 8:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this slice was that nice that i almost fell dead on the floor when i ate it! It was like taking a bite of heaven.
could you please make a recipe book. it would make so much sale and i would love to have my own!
please think about making a book.

by the way do you have any recipes for choc-chip cookies, i need to make some, and your recipes are ALWAYS the best.

19/6/09 12:33 pm  
Anonymous JaneDoe said...

What I love about this site, is that I never have to look around or read loads of reviews, every single recipe is deliciously perfect, and this recipe is no exception. Thank you so much.

21/6/09 7:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great recipe! Just wondering, how did you make the chocolate topping spread so smooth?

30/6/09 1:40 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about the ingredient quantities for a 20cm by 30cm pan: We would multiply the ingredient quantities by 1.5. If you'd like the caramel layer to be thicker, you could double the quantities for the caramel.

14/7/09 1:36 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about making the chocolate topping smooth: Is your chocolate smooth and runny when melted? We pour the runny melted chocolate over the caramel and then spread the chocolate out with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

19/7/09 4:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey im planing on making this i was just wondering is it safe to cook it in the microwave if you dont have the time or would it just be easier to buy premade caramel

23/7/09 10:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is the best ever!!! I made this for my friends' wedding on saturday and everyone loved it! some of my friends even "stole" some for home!! brilliant..keep bringing in the recipes.

27/7/09 8:33 am  
Anonymous Karcynah said...

Fantastic recipe! I was a bit dubious about the caramel layer being enormous, but worked fantastically! I took this to work and it was gone in 60 seconds.

Its great that everyone loves it though, because it is so rich, it would be lethal to have it all yourself!

27/7/09 5:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks divine. Can I just say this is the best cooking website ever!! I am so impressed! :)

6/8/09 8:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the recipe, but needed to cook caramel for much longer. I live in singapore so our condensed milk seems much thinner than australasian varieties. Anyone in the same boat- you will have to cook for longer, and it will be a bit thinner than the gorgeous pictures.

20/10/09 4:32 pm  
Blogger Christina said...

Love love loved this recipe. SO easy and delicious! for those of you who aren't fans of coconut like me, you can substitute it 1:1 with ground almond, works PERFECTLY and has a nice nutty flavour! Also following another viewers advice i used brown sugar instead of golden syrup which i didn't have. besides that, i wouldnt change a thing :) thanks for the recipe!

23/10/09 11:57 pm  
Anonymous Samantha said...

this recipe is fantastic. i made it for one of my friends who shared with some more and now im getting requests left right and center. its so easy and i love that its not delicate. u literally just throw all the ingredients together and it always ends up fantastic. i stuffed up my caramel, it was a little lumpy on the stove top but made no difference in the end, it was just awesome!

26/10/09 10:10 pm  
Blogger Priyanka said...

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28/10/09 11:00 pm  
Blogger Priyanka said...

The recipe was awesome.. I really loved them..Do you know of any baking classes in melbourne? Do you guys take any baking classes?

3/11/09 10:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made my first caramel slice and now waiting impatiently for it to set. The pictures with the recipe are very useful. I don't think mine will look as good as the photos (i think i baked the caramel for too long and it was kinda bubbly). Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth water. Oooh hurry up and set....

7/11/09 2:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful slice! i used morning coffee biscuits for the base instead,it was perfect.

7/11/09 6:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was the best especially fun to make with little kids who want to help so mush

9/12/09 12:18 pm  
Blogger The Travelling Whisk said...

I wanted to say, Anonymous who left the comment about the gritty caramel...The only thing I could think of would be Golden syrup being old. If it was sitting in the pantry a while it would crystallize slightly, also if it was stored in the fridge this could happen.

Hope the next batch worked out alright.

~ Bek.

28/12/09 1:28 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is so yummy! I much prefer this base than to a biscuit base. And it tastes even better with white chocolate!!!huyrs1

1/1/10 10:04 am  
Blogger Molly Lacy said...

This recipe is great! I am 11 and even I find it easy! It is super yummy. One question though, My chocolate went into a big ball do you know what i did wrong??

5/1/10 3:50 pm  
Anonymous jade said...

this wasnt as good as i thought it was i was really disapointed!!

19/1/10 2:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicknamed 'diabetes slice' by my friends, frequently requested for every kind of gathering. Easily doubles up for more guests.

25/1/10 4:03 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Molly

It sounds like the chocolate was overheated or came into contact with some water. What method did you use to melt the chocolate?

2/2/10 4:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i am makeing this now. i have made the base and im now baking the carmel but when i put the caramel into the pan with the base it was runny. i did't have any consendsed milk so i used evaperated milk (as shop said that would be fine) is this ok and what do you think about the runny caramel?? HELP.

3/2/10 2:14 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Unfortunately, evaporated milk is not a suitable substitute for the sweetened condensed milk.

3/2/10 9:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've used this recipe twice now - follow the recipe and you wont be dissapointed. Best Caramel slice recipe I've ever used - wont be looking for another.

6/2/10 9:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this for the first time today. Although it turned out pretty good, my caramel didn't turn out quite right. It didn't seem like it had set properly. I'm not sure if it was because I didn't let it cook long enough on the stove top. I stirred it constantly on low heat, however, it started to get these little brown/caramel colour lumps, so I switched it off. Is it likely that not having cooked it long enough could have caused it to be soft rather than firm?
Way to go girls, your recipes are beautiful.

28/2/10 7:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great slice, also really nice if you substitute the chocolate and put marshmallow on top sprinkled with toasted coconut

3/4/10 8:44 pm  
Anonymous JOHN said...


9/4/10 2:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a 13 year old girl and I tried making his recipie. It worked soo well and I would like to thank you 4 the recipe!! I have wrote it down on a piece of paper so now I will never forget it!!! thanks so much!

2/5/10 7:11 am  
Anonymous Glorious Eating said...

I love this recipe. I've made it about 5 times now and everyone who tasted it has asked for the recipe.

2/5/10 9:58 pm  
Blogger dcohen said...

Great recipe. Everybody that tried it loved it.

16/5/10 11:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this recipe and am always getting requests to make it.
I often use a shortbread base for this recipe. Or you could buy store bought shortbread, bash it up and add metled butter, layer the bottom of the pan and bake it for about 10min. Perfect!!

17/6/10 11:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubled the recipe and had a nice thick caramel and base best recipe for caramel slice around many thanks.

18/6/10 6:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi we make caramel tarts with condensed milk but we boil the tin whole in some boiling water for a few hours.... can u do it like that too?

19/7/10 5:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no Golden Syrup, used plain flour, even overcooked the caramel in the oven and still it came out as a delicious tasting slice.

31/7/10 7:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great recipe, but the chocolate layer separated from the caramel when I tried to cut it. What have I done wrong?

So many thanks for your help! Great site!

20/8/10 9:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made this, followed the recipe and used lindt milk chocolate for fantastic results, also had to triple to quantities when i realised the only baking tray i had was for a roast!

26/8/10 4:04 pm  
Blogger m.banjavcic said...

Great recipe! I thought I had overcooked the caramel as it had started to bubble at 10 min but it was fine. Turned out I had overcooked the crust, a bit too crunchy. Really easy to make, however I found that the chocolate needed to set for more than 30min - I left it in the fridge for over an hour. I used someone's tip from the blog to add oil, so the choc doesn't crack and it worked a treat! Thanks!

27/9/10 10:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

made it without the caremel still good tho

30/12/10 12:16 am  
Anonymous Ellen said...

Made the slice using gluten free flour for my Mum who is a ceoliac, she cant get enough of it and has already requested more!

23/1/11 2:16 pm  
Blogger nizmo94 said...

this was my first ever recipe to use for caramel slice and i think it will remain the one and only only recipe i will ever use!! just amazing, i was praised by my friends and family!
i did have one problem though, every time i make the caramel it turns out really lumpy, no matter how much i stir or whisk, any tips?

24/1/11 6:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was lovely - really easy to make. I also added the oil to the chocolate and put the knife in hot water and it cut perfectly. (Oh I also microwaved the caramel) Thank you! x

31/1/11 2:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yum yum yum!
making my second batch now and its proving quite popular :)

16/2/11 7:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great slice, forgot to cook the caramel after spreading over the base but it still turned out fine. Would benefit from a different base - this one is quite buttery & crumbly - would be even more delicious with a hazlenut slice base that is a bit softer/denser - ie. marie biscuits etc.

13/3/11 4:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am only 10 years old and i make it all the time! the recipe is so easy to make, plus it tastes delicious!

20/3/11 9:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such an easy recipe to follow thanks to photos of how each step should look like! - Extremely rich slice - Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

11/4/11 12:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi thanks so much for the recipe! delicious! Just a hint to add a bit of texture to the base, use half a cup of oats. Suprisingly it makes a huge difference and comPliments the brown sugar in the base. Thanks again and I loved the photos they really helped me to know hat I was on track.

15/4/11 2:12 pm  
Blogger Anthony said...

Great recipe. Is it possible to thicken the caramel for too long in the stove top, thus making it chewy? I doubled the filling recipe so adjusted cooking times. What do you recommend to do if doubling the filling? Thanks

8/5/11 6:14 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Anthony

The longer you cook the caramel, the thicker and chewier it will become. If doubling the ingredients, we would use a larger saucepan and increase the cooking time slightly (by maybe 2-3 minutes).

26/6/11 8:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for some reason i found that the quantities didnt quite match up.
i had more than enough base using the original recipe but i had to double the caramel as the original quantity made such a thin layer.i used 200g of chocolate and it barely covered the caramel layer. i used a 20cm pan so not sure what went wrong

9/7/11 5:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you use skim milk for this?

15/7/11 9:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am only 12 and i love to cook but caramel slice has always been a difficult recipe to do but this is just so easy. i Absolutely loved this recipe it was delicious. It didn't quite work out and when i pulled it out of the oven for the second time it was still really runny but it still tasted so good!!! my dad and i fought for the last peice!!!

30/7/11 6:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was absolutely divine! I made some for my family when I went to visit them recently and before the day was over we had eaten the whole lot and they were begging me to make more...which of course I had to do - the next batch disappeared as well. The perfect treat!!

7/9/11 7:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to bring several pieces for my friends to try at school, because they're so eager about eating it :) It's absolutely delicious, though my mum said she doesn't like the coconut. The base was actually a bit bigger than the caramel...and it was kind of crumbly, maybe I didn't add enough butter? The caramel was also kind of squishy when you bit into it, but I probably didn't cook it long enough, or leave it in the fridge...Thank you for this recipe!

28/9/11 11:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH my god this is so good. The best ever caramel slice I have ever tasted. Turned out perfectly just like your pictures, everyone was very impressed with my cooking skills! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes with us!

2/10/11 3:04 pm  
Blogger Ling said...

Hey made this the other day. Do you think i have 'overcooked' it?

10/10/11 3:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even better than when I made it last time! Though the chocolate cracked when I cut into it, even if I did add some oil to it. Still delicious and yummy! Bringing some to school for my friends tomorrow.

23/10/11 8:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy, I made this today, I can't stop eating it :)

14/1/12 8:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best friend & I are making it for the 2nd Time! We love it!, It's so easy and fun to make!

18/1/12 4:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, is there any substitute for the coconut? Every time I make this, my mum and brother love it, though they don't really want the coconut in it :/

17/2/12 2:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caramel slice was fab and caramel was excellent. Make sure you heat the condensed milk for the required time so it thickens well. I used an expensive chocolate (Lindt) and that made the chocolate on top really yummy. If you freeze with for about 25 minutes in the freezer/deep fridge (not your normal bottom fridge), you get a hardened sort of crispy top which is quite nice.

2/7/12 3:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My batch is in the fridge, cant wait to taste it! Such good comments, BUT for the base I left out the coconut for the base and it isn't as thick as the picture and I used a square pan! Hmmmm...

17/8/12 10:10 am  
Anonymous Renee said...

This slice is as amazing as all the reviews say. Made it precisely by the measurements and it was THE hit of my girl's weekend away.

5/9/12 7:20 pm  
Anonymous Gen said...

Thinking of making this but my pan is
32cm x 18.5 cm
(height of 3 cm)

What adjustments would I need to make?

Thank you!

11/12/12 5:02 pm  
Anonymous Melissa said...

This recipe is so, SO yummy - I made it for a party last night & it was a massive hit!
I used a normal lamington tin & ended up using approx twice the amount of chocolate recommended...will defs be making it again!!

19/1/13 10:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delicious!!! The best caramel slice I have made. Easy instructions, you can't go wrong.

3/7/13 12:28 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

Delicious slice and everyone loved it!! One question...when I cut into the slice I find sometimes the chocolate cracks. Any reason why or what I can do differently? Thanks

6/5/14 11:28 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

have I to use salted or unsalted butter?

2/8/14 1:47 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just made this for my family and I am not a fan of overly sweet things but this was lovely thank you so much for sharing.

8/6/15 5:52 pm  
Blogger Michelle said...

This has been my go too recipe for the past couple of years and is so simple to make and moreish to eat.

13/4/17 9:00 pm  
Blogger Lurv2Cook said...

OMG!! So yummy you can't stop eating it until it's all gone. My friends were dreaming about it for days and kept asking me to make it again. I used two tins of condensed milk instead to get the height.

22/7/17 5:25 pm  

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