Looking for a sweet treat? This condensed milk slice has a sweet, caramel flavour with hits of chocolate and almond goodness.
Slice is a very Aussie sweet treat. Many households have their favourite slice recipes passed around the local Country Women’s Association or torn out of an old Women’s Weekly magazine.
It’s hard to define exactly what slice is as there are so many different recipes that can come under that umbrella term.
At its most basic, a slice is a type of heavy cake that is cooked in a tray and cut into square pieces [source], however, I think the definition speaks volumes:
“The beauty of a slice is that it is not as ostentatious as baking a cake for visitors, yet it says you’ve made so much more of an effort than just knocking up a batch of biscuits.”The Age
This chocolate and almond condensed milk slice combines a biscuit (cookie) base with a condensed milk topping that caramelises as it bakes.
It’s a sweet, fudgy slice perfect for when you need a special afternoon treat or dessert.
And while it needs to be baked twice, it’s a very easy slice to make.
Making Chocolate and Condensed Milk Slice
To make the slice, first make the biscuit base.
Melt butter and combine it with brown sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Press the mixture into a prepared tin and bake for around ten minutes until gold.
Let the base cool and then sprinkle with slivered almonds and chopped chocolate.
At this point, you can use any chopped nuts you like. Have some hazelnuts that need using up or maybe some fresh macadamias from the neighbours tree?
Sub in these nuts instead. Or you can leave the nuts out altogether for a nut-free version.
The milk chocolate in this slice makes it very sweet. If you prefer a bit of bitter contrast to the sweetness of the condensed milk then use dark chocolate.
You can also use choc chips instead of chopped chocolate.
Last of all, drizzle a tin of condensed milk over the top, making sure to cover the entire slice.
Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until the top is golden and set.
Cool and cut into squares.
- 100g butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 75g brown sugar (1/3 cup firmly packed)
- 125g cup plain flour (1 cup)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 200g milk cooking chocolate
- 100g slivered almonds
- 395g can sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease and line a 26cm x 16cm baking tray.
- Combine butter, vanilla and brown sugar in a bowl, sift flour and baking powder and mix with butter mixture.
- Press the mixture into the pan with your fingertips. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Roughly chop the chocolate. Sprinkle chocolate and almonds evenly over the cooked base.
- Drizzle condensed milk evenly over chocolate and almonds.
- Bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until golden.
- Cool completely and cut into squares.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g
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Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.