Chocolate and almond slice is perfect to make when you know you are going to need a quick chocolate hit during the day. This recipe is easy to make and the chocolate slice keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge, so there can always be some ready to pack for the day ahead.
Wrap a few slices in some plastic wrap and pop them in your bag before you head out, ready to unleash when the time comes!
What you need
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
200g crushed sweet biscuits
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of chopped almonds
How to make it
Start by crushing the sweet biscuits into crumbs and chopping the almonds into smaller pieces.
Even though this recipe says it's chocolate AND almond slice, the almonds are really an optional ingredient. If you don't have any almonds in the house, or almonds aren't your thing, the recipe works completely fine without them.
Not using almonds? Skip that step and power ahead with the rest of the recipe!
In a saucepan (ok - or the microwave) melt the butter and sugar together. Stir until the butter and sugar are nicely combined.
Add the cocoa powder and mix it through until the mixture is smooth.
Lightly beat the egg, then stir add it to the chocolate mixture and mix well so that it's well combined.
Add the coconut and stir it through, then add the biscuit crumbs (and almonds), and combine everything until all the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
Grease a slice tin with some butter.
Pour or spoon the chocolate mixture into the slice tin. Use a spoon to press the mixture out evenly over the slice tin and then to firmly pack the mixture down so that the slice will stick together and won't crumble when cut into pieces.
Allow the slice to set in the refrigerator.
Either before you set the slice in the fridge, or after, you can add some chocolate icing on top. To do this, melt about a teaspoon of butter and combine it with chocolate flavoured icing sugar and additional water to make a thick but smooth icing mixture. Spread this over the slice and let it set. If you don't have chocolate flavoured icing sugar lying around, you can make it by combining 1 part cocoa powder with 2 parts icing sugar.