Chocolate Caramel Slice | Most Popular Recipe

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers… a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

This truly is the best Chocolate Caramel Slice you will ever eat. It’s so good that I have to stop myself from baking it too often as I eat ALL of it… in a very short period of time… which is soooo not a good thing! (PS. If you’re after a raw and healthy caramel slice recipe – then click here), if not, stay right here for ALL the sugar-ific goodness!!!!

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

This was actually one of the very first recipes that I ever put on Bake Play Smile… way back when it was just a little hobby I was doing on the weekends while I was a full-time primary school teacher. Now I look back and wonder how on earth I ever had the time to teach and write recipe blog posts too (but then I remember that I didn’t have a 2 year old at the time… and toddlers take up a WHOLE lotta time – in a good way, of course!!!).

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Anyway, back to this slice! It really is the most delicious thing ever. Whether you’re making it for a fundraiser, morning tea, lunch box treats or a high tea, everyone is going to LOVE it!!!

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Chocolate Caramel Slice is an absolute breeze to make… if you’ve got a couple of tips down pat! If not, it can end up in a bit of a mushy, slushy mess! But fear not! You’re here – and I’ve got your caramel slice makin’ back!!!

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Here’s my top tips for making the perfect chocolate caramel slice:

The base:

  • press your base super firmly into the slice tin (you want it pressed down as hard as possible… so use your muscles!!!).

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

The caramel layer (the MOST important layer):

  • This is the layer that can make or break a caramel slice… trust me I know this from personal experience!!!!
  • Use full fat condensed milk not skim condensed milk as it wont set properly.
  • I find that brand name condensed milk (ie. Nestle) sets better than home brand condensed milk.
  • You absolutely must, must, must cook the caramel layer until it’s firm. If it’s not firm, your caramel slice will end up in a mush! Cook it on the stovetop or in the Thermomix until it’s obviously thickened and then pour into your slice tin. Leave it in the oven until you can gently place a finger in the centre of the slice and it feels firm to the touch. If it’s browning too much in the oven, place a sheet of foil loosely over the top and continue cooking until firm.
  • Wait until your caramel layer has completely cooled before pouring the chocolate layer over the top.

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

The chocolate topping layer:

  • Because your caramel layer will be firm (but still slightly squishy), you need to make sure your chocolate layer isn’t completely hard when cutting your slice as the caramel will spill out the sides. Therefore, it’s really important to add some vegetable oil (or coconut oil) to your melted chocolate so that it stays slightly soft when it sets.
  • Take your slice out of the fridge for 30 minutes before you cut it into pieces. This will allow the chocolate to soften slightly before cutting.

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

And so there it is! The most delicious Chocolate Caramel Slice recipe ever. Once you’ve mastered this baby, you’ll never go back!!!

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

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The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Chocolate Caramel Slice - Conventional Method

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Course bars and slices, Chocolate, Slices
Cuisine Chocolate, Slices
Keyword caramel slice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (135g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (45g) coconut
  • 125 g melted butter
  • 1/3 cup (130g) golden syrup
  • 2 X 395g tins condensed milk
  • 125 g butter
  • 250 g chocolate melts
  • 20 g vegetable oil (or coconut oil) - see notes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 

  2. Line a 20X28cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper and set aside.
  3. To make the base sift the plain flour into a bowl. Add the brown sugar and coconut and stir to combine.

  4. Add the melted butter and mix well until crumbly and completely combined.
  5. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the prepared tin and smooth with a spoon.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. To make the filling, place the golden syrup, condensed milk and butter into a small saucepan over low heat.

  8. Stir continuously for 10 minutes or until the caramel has thickened (make sure your heat is very low and you continue stirring until the sauce has obviously thickened).
  9. Pour the caramel over the cooked base and return to the oven for a further 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and set aside until cool. Place in the fridge to cool completely.

  11. Melt the chocolate and vegetable oil (or coconut oil) in the microwave on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds with a dry metal spoon.

  12. Pour the chocolate topping over the cooled caramel layer (see notes). 

  13. Cut into slices just before the chocolate topping sets completely.
  14. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Recipe Notes

Adding vegetable oil to the melted chocolate will help to assist with cutting the slice into pieces (it stops the chocolate from cracking). 

I sprinkled gold sugar over the top of my caramel slice for effect. This is totally not necessary, but it does look pretty!

 

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

Chocolate Caramel Slice - Thermomix Method

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone.

Course bars and slices, Chocolate, Slices
Cuisine Chocolate, Slices
Keyword caramel slice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup (135g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (45g) coconut
  • 1/3 cup (130g) golden syrup
  • 2 X 395g tins condensed milk
  • 125 g butter
  • 250 g chocolate melts
  • 20 g vegetable oil (or coconut oil) - see notes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 

  2. Line a 20X28cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in the TM bowl on Speed 2, 100 degrees, 3 minutes.

  4. Add the plain flour, brown sugar and coconut and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 15 seconds or until completely combined (use the spatula to help mix).

  5. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the prepared tin and smooth with a spoon.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. To make the filing, place the golden syrup, condensed milk and butter into a clean and dry Thermomix bowl. Mix on 80 degrees, Speed 4, 8 minutes.

  8. Pour the caramel over the cooked base and return to the oven for a further 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and set aside until cool. Place in the fridge to cool completely.

  10. Place the chocolate melts into a clean TM bowl. Grate on Speed 8 for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the vegetable oil (or coconut oil) and melt on Speed 2, 80 degrees, 4 minutes (or until completely melted).

  11. Pour the chocolate topping over the cooled caramel layer (see notes). 

  12. Cut into slices just before the chocolate topping sets completely.
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Recipe Notes

Adding vegetable oil to the melted chocolate will help to assist with cutting the slice into pieces (it stops the chocolate from cracking). 

I sprinkled gold sugar over the top of my caramel slice for effect. This is totally not necessary, but it does look pretty!

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

The ultimate Chocolate Caramel Slice with three totally delicious layers... a crunchy base, a smooth caramel filling and a yummy chocolate topping. Tried, tested and loved by everyone (and now with both conventional and Thermomix methods!). 

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Slice | Most Popular Recipe”

  1. Dianne says:

    Hi there how long can you store your caramel slice in the fridge before it has to be all used. I’m am making a whole lot of other slices for a function and time is a key issue. Thanks for your advice. Dianne

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Dianne, you can store it for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. xx

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