Australian Desserts: Caramel Slice

  April 11, 2022   Read time 1 min
Australian Desserts: Caramel Slice
Learn how to make homemade Caramel Slice from scratch. These amazing Caramel Squares are made up of three gorgeous layers of coconut shortbread, chewy caramel and a thick coating of chocolate.

This has been a highly requested recipe and I’m SO happy to finally share the results with you. This gorgeous Caramel Slice, also known as Millionaire’s Shortbread or Caramel Squares, is perfection in one piece.

It features a melt-in-your-mouth coconutty shortbread cookie crust, a layer of sticky caramel made with sweetened condensed milk and a thick chocolate topping that’ll make you weak at the knees.

If you love all things caramel, you’ll adore this Caramel Slice.

This shortbread crust only has four ingredients. Flour for stability, powdered sugar for sweetness and that melt-in-your-mouth texture, coconut for flavour and melted butter as the binder.

  • Start by lining an 8-inch square baking tin with baking or parchment paper, making sure two sides overhang. This will make it easier to remove the slice later on. I don’t recommend using a larger baking tin or pan because the layers will be too thin.
  • Whisk together your sugar, flour and coconut. I recommend measuring them out using a kitchen scale if you can. Then pour over your melted butter and stir to combine. The mixture will resemble wet sand and appear crumbly – this is totally fine.
  • Add it to your prepared tin and then use the back of a dessert spoon to press it down to form one even layer. Bake for around 12 minutes or until it starts to turn golden on the edges. Remove and let it cool slightly while you make your caramel.

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