Chocolate caramel slice with macaroon crust recipe

This delicious dessert combines two well-loved treats.

There’s nothing quite like a classic chocolate, caramel slice. But this recipe takes an old favourite to new heights by switching out a plain biscuit base for a crust inspired by the flavours of macaroons.

So if you love dark chocolate, caramel and coconut, this is the slice recipe for you!




Preheat oven to 140°C. Grease a 35cm x 12cm x 2½cm fluted rectangular tin with removable base with olive oil. Combine desiccated and shredded coconut, egg whites and sugar in a medium bowl until combined. Press evenly into the base and up sides of prepared tin using a moist hand.


Put tin on an oven tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and light golden on edges. Set aside. Increase oven temperature to 160°C. Put condensed milk and golden syrup in a medium saucepan over a low-medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 10-12 minutes or until mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes.


Put chocolate in a large heatproof jug and heat in the microwave on medium for 1-1½ minutes. Stir until melted. Microwave for a further 30 seconds on medium, if required, stirring until melted. Set chocolate aside.


Add cream to cooled caramel mixture and carefully stir using a whisk until combined. Add egg yolks and stir until smooth. Add chocolate and stir using a whisk until combined.


Pour mixture into coconut shell and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set around the outside but still wobbly in the centre. Allow to cool. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove from tin. Sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before decorating with extra coconut. Cut into thick slices to serve.

Chocolate caramel slice
(Credit: Photography: Cath Muscat)

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