Chocolate slice, Cooking

Easy Chocolate Slice

Can’t go to the coffee shop? Why not make something yummy while you’re stuck indoors? These Chocolate Fudge Bars* are a great way to use up hoarded pantry ingredients and are very easy to make.

The slice base

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain flour (suitable for gluten free flour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of coconut (you can leave this out if you must, but add in some oats or fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (can use drinking chocolate)
  • 185g (6oz) butter (can use margarine or oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Optional extras: You may wish to add in some dried fruit, rice bubbles, oats, lollies, chocolate, or whatever is to hand

Utensils

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons (teaspoon & tablespoon)
  • Mixing spoon
  • Sieve (or wire strainer)
  • Biscuit tray (min 1cm heigh)
  • Cooling rack

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius (356 Fahrenheit)
  • Grease biscuit tin
  • Melt butter (in microwave or on stove top)
  • Sieve dry ingredients into the bowl
  • Add vanilla to the mix
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly
  • Press mix into the tin
  • Place in oven for 15-20 mins
  • Remove from oven (it may appear to be moist and uncooked but believe me it is)
  • Allow to cool
  • Ice and decorate as you see fit.

The icing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (can use drinking chocolate)
  • 30g (1oz) butter (can use margarine or oil)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of hot water

Utensils

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons (teaspoon & tablespoon)
  • Mixing spoon

Method

  • Melt butter (in microwave or on stove top)
  • Sieve dry ingredients into the bowl
  • Mix well, adding hot water to thin the mixture as required

* This recipe is sourced from “The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits” first published by The Australian Woman’s Weekly in 1982. 

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