Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Choc-Peppermint 'No Bake' Slice

I first tried this slice at a baby shower, about a year ago. Four pieces later, I was in love with it. My friend who made it did a much better job than I did with this first attempt. Though it was still yummy and satisfied the hungry hoards at my brother's 50th birthday party. With this much chocolate in a recipe, it is hard to go wrong. Next time I make it, I'd like it to be a little chunkier, though the flavours I would not change a bit. It's all about tweaking, I guess.

An interesting concept, baking... when it's not. actually. baking. I suppose I'm always wary of things being too simple, especially when it comes to baking/cooking. But this cheeky short cut of a slice lays those concerns to rest. It was just the ticket at 9pm Friday night, feeling tired and exhausted, children sleeping and still wanting to take something along with me for the weekend... because for whatever reason I just don't like turning up to parties empty handed! So this was me, taking the easy option, yet again from my old faithful, The Women's Weekly COOK bible.

Choc-Peppermint 'No Bake' Slice

250g plain sweet biscuits (I used Arnotts Marie)
100g butter, chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) sweetened condensed milk
2 x 35g crispy peppermint chocolate bars, chopped coarsely 
(I used Cadbury mint bubbly, though aero bars would do the trick too!)

200g milk eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Grease 19cm x 29cm slice pan; line base and two long sides with baking paper
Process 200g of the biscuits until crushed finely
 (or crush with rolling pin as I do)
Chop remaining biscuits coarsely
Stir butter and milk in small saucepan over low heat until smooth
Combine processed and chopped biscuits with peppermint chocolate bar in medium bowl; stir in butter mixture
Press mixture firmly into pan; refrigerate, covered, about 20 mins or until set
Make chocolate topping. Spread over slice; refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares

Chocolate Topping

Stir plain eating chocolate and oil in medium heatproof bowl over medium saucepan of simmering water until smooth


  1. you got me at the no bake! have to try this one! xx

  2. I love a 'no bake' recipe too.
    I will never, not ever, go somewhere empty handed.
    It's one quality I actually take pride in - even if it kills me. It's also one thing I chastise friends for!
    Choc-peppermint drooling now.

  3. Oh boy! My girl is going to love making this one. No bake! Love it. Alison x

  4. Oh yum, anything with mint and chocolate is a win! I am trying this one out, thanks Julie! xo

  5. You have done it again my friend......love the no bake; wish I had some of this slice right now with my coffee yum. I’m the same; I hate to turn up to someone place without bringing something even when they tell me not too just doesn’t feel right.

    Always Wendy

  6. Now this is my kind of baking :) I have sworn off sugar for a while but am sure my family would love to indulge in a few slices...thanks for sharing Julie.


  7. Oh, guess what the kids and I will make tomz. Thanks for sharing!

  8. oh dear god, that looks DELISHY!! If only I hadnt already polished off 3 rows of Cadbury dairy milk..........

  9. This does look amazing. In fact, you had me at 'no bake'. I'm not eating sugar right now, but love the concept of looking at it and making it for my family!


  10. oh that looks so good - will try for the cake stall next week!

  11. I love making this one! Sometimes I use mars bars instead which also works!! :)


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