It’s getting cold. The kind of cold that keeps me snuggled in my winter coat while I do chores around the house. It must look ridiculous to see someone wearing a winter coat while vacuuming, washing dishes. . . cleaning the shower. So one may assume that I have been busy cooking lovely winter stews and warm puds. When in truth, I have discovered a humdinger of a no-bake, fridge slice. Oh boy it’s good.
You will need:
- 90g butter/dairy free alternative
- 1/2 tin sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons golden syrup
- 1 packet malt biscuits
- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
- 90g softened butter/dairy free alternative
- 90g chopped milk chocolate, melted
(I may have gone off script a little. . .I replaced the condensed milk with a soy version and it tasted ace. You can also use gluten free biscuits if you need. When it came to the topping I ran out of butter, so used about 25g coconut oil. I also replaced 30g of milk chocolate with dark chocolate to make it a little less sweet).
- Gently melt butter, condensed milk and golden syrup together.
- Add crushed biscuits (I put mine in a bag and belted them with a rolling pin – feels good) and peanuts. Mix well. It may seem a little runny. Don’t panic though, it sets unnervingly quickly.
- Press mixture into a shallow slice pan about 18cm x 28cm and refrigerate.
- When cold, spread with icing made by mixing together butter and chocolate.
A few notes. I am a lazy cook by nature. Without exception I always attempt to melt my chocolate in a saucepan over a direct flame. Without exception this always fails. Some part of me wants to prove that it can be done. Don’t bother, it’s a waste of good chocolate and money. Do it the right way by putting your chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water and that it fits snuggly in the pan. Stir the chocolate with a metal spoon.
This slice ideally needs to be kept in the fridge. It doesn’t set as hard as you might expect, but this isn’t a problem when it is cool. If you want your slice to be a little more sturdy you could decrease the amount of condensed milk or add a little more biscuit.
This slice is so quick and easy to make. And so delicious. No doubt it will become a regular in my house.
Love Kath and Kate x