The source of this recipe is one of my colleagues at work. We were all making something for an afternoon tea for the client, and she made this slice. So good! And when she told me the recipe, I was amazed at how ludicrously easy it was! Last week I was asked to make some dessert for my boyfriend's brother-in-law's birthday, and I went straight for this one.
Because part of my blog is sharing the mistakes I make, so you don't have to, I made a mistake while making this slice. It had nothing to do with me being silly or anything. Really. It was deliberate so I could help you guys. Totally. ;)
I was multi-tasking and making some fudge as well so perhaps my brain wasn't on the task at hand as much as it should have been. Anyway, I ground up my biscuits, then poured in the sweetened condensed milk, and left that to attend to the chocolate bars. Not. Clever. As you can probably imagine, the biscuits immediately soaked up the sweetened condensed milk, so when I returned to mix the chocolate bars in, it was very, very difficult. Oops! Fortunately I was able to throw it all into the food processor and get it sorted - but I sure know how to make life difficult for myself!
Of course though, yesterday when we were taking photos of something else I'd made, we grabbed her and put her on the table to be in the photo. So she walked off. Didn't want to be in it unless she'd chosen to be!
1 packet Marie biscuits
5 Peppermint Crisp bars
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
250g milk chocolate
1. Crush the Marie biscuits in food processor or blender.
You don't want these too finely crushed, a bit of chunk is okay and will make the slice work well. But no huge chunks!
2. Crush four of the Peppermint Crisp bars. Eat the fifth one.
You still want these somewhat chunky so don't use the food processor. I smashed them gently with a hammer while they were still in their packets.
3. Mix the crushed biscuits and chocolate bars together. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and stir immediately.
4. Place into a greased and base lined 18cm x 28cm slice pan.
5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time. When smooth and melted, pour over slice. Refrigerate until set.
Slice lasts for days in the fridge, if you can keep it that long!
Source: Colleague at work (I'm not sure where she got it from, but happy to give credit to the originator of this recipe if anyone knows!)