Classic Choc Caramel Slice

This slice is dubbed ‘the ultimate slice’ in our family. The combination of perfectly gooey caramel and rich chocolate over a crunchy base makes it almost irresistible. 

Classic Choc Caramel Slice


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa*
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter melted
  • 395g sweetened condensed milk*
  • 2 Tb golden syrup
  • 60g butter
  • 200g milk chocolate* in pieces
  • 50g copha chopped


  1. Base: Preheat oven to 180C. Line a slice tray (26cm x 16cm) with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift flour and cocoa then add brown sugar, coconut and melted butter. Stir with a wooden spoon then press into a lined slice tray.
  3. Bake for 15mins or until slightly browned.
  4. Caramel filling: Combine condensed milk, golden syrup and butter over a medium heat stirring constantly for 10 minutes or until the caramel goes a light tan colour (it will finish caramelising in the oven).
  5. Pour caramel over base and bake for 10 minutes.** The caramel should start to bubble a little and go golden.
  6. Chocolate top: Heat chocolate and copha either on the stove top or microwave on a low heat, stirring frequently until melted together.
  7. Pour over the caramel and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

*In my opinion it’s best to get quality brands for these ingredients. Particularly the chocolate as you will really taste it- if you wouldn’t eat it as is don’t cook with it. I find cheap brands of condensed milk to have a floury texture and the caramel doesn’t work as well as it should.  


**For a snickers type slice sprinkle a couple of handfuls of roasted peanuts or other types of roasted nuts over the cooked base before pouring the caramel over the top.

For a more decadent slice use quality dark chocolate- great paired with roasted almonds as an after dinner treat. 

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