Peanut Butter Caramel Slices

By heinstirred
November 1, 2014
5 Comments


Author Notes: They are insanely good and it takes a lot of self control to not have a next one and another after that. A recipe to make and keep handy especially with all the holidays coming up and cookie jars that need to be filled for arriving friends and family. Adapted from Burnt Butter Caramel Slice from Cook Republic.heinstirred

Makes: 24 - 30

Ingredients

Biscuit Base

  • 130 grams peanut butter
  • 100 grams butter
  • .5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • .75 cups desiccated coconut
  • .75 cups caramel or brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups flour

Topping

  • 125 grams butter
  • 385 grams tin sweetened condensed milk
  • .33 cups golden syrup
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a baking pan of about 20cm x 30cm with the baking paper hanging over the edges.
  2. Melt the butter and peanut butter.
  3. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Place coconut, sugar, flour in a bowl. Add the melted butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Press the mixture thinly into the bottom of the prepared tin and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden.
  6. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the condensed milk, golden syrup and salt.
  7. Stir constantly over a low heat to avoid sticking and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the caramel has thickened and smooth.
  8. Pour caramel mixture onto the baked cookie layer and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the caramel is bubbly and a golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven. Cool for a couple of hours until firm and then slice and serve.

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5 Comments

Author Comment
heinstirred November 5, 2014
Great! Let me know what you thought! I think swapping the vanilla extract for coffee extract could work quite well.
 
fearlessem November 5, 2014
Thanks -- looking forward to making these!<br />
 
fearlessem November 3, 2014
And by condensed milk, do you mean sweetened condensed? Or unsweetened?<br />
 
fearlessem November 3, 2014
By desiccated coconut, do you mean sweetened or unsweetened?
 
Author Comment
heinstirred November 3, 2014
Hello Fearlessem<br /><br />The condensed milk is sweetened and the coconut is not.