Continental Chocolate Slice

Ingredients

Base

  • 120g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tblspns cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla essence
  • 250g wheatmeal biscuits
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 60g chopped walnuts

Topping

  • 60g butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • 2 tblspns hot water
  • 1 tbspn custard powder

Method

Base

  • Crush biscuits into fine crumbs.
  • Combine butter, sugar, and cocoa in a saucepan, stir until well blended.
  • Stir in beaten egg and vanilla, cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in biscuit crumbs, coconut and walnuts, mix well.
  • Press into a slice tin and refrigerate until set.

 

Topping

  • Cream butter well
  • Sift together icing sugar and custard powder, and add to butter alternating with hot water.
  • Beat until light and fluffy
  • Spread over biscuit base and refrigerate
  • Melt dark chocolate and spread evenly over firm cold topping.
  • Refrigerate and cut into squares.