Is it wrong to say you read a recipe and died and went to imaginary food heaven? If its wrong well, truth be known, then I don’t want to be right.
Because this sticky, rich, sinfully good slice from The Sassy Cook had me frothing at the mouth before I’d even cooked it. With a combination of everyone’s favourite things – chocolate, peanuts and crunchy salty pretzels this one isn’t an ‘everyday food’ but we dare you to make it and not reach for more than one piece. Welcome Dianne! We very much like your style…!
Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Slice
250g pkt chocolate biscuits
4 cups pretzels
150g melted butter
200g dark chocolate
50g butter extra
Peanut butter filling
395g can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1. Grease a lamington or square baking tin. Line base and sides with baking paper – allow sides to hang over – this will assist in removing the slice.
2. Process half the pretzels and chocolate biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs. Add melted butter and process again. Press mixture in base of pan. Refrigerate.
3. Preheat oven to 160 deg fan forced.
4. For peanut filling, place condensed milk and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly for 5 mins until mixture starts to thicken. It will cook and burn quickly if you don’t stir, so pay attention at this point. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Pour over base and bake for 10 mins – or until a little golden. Cool.
4. Meanwhile add chocolate and butter in a bowl and heat in microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute – stirring half way through. Stir until smooth.
5. Pour over base. Crush the remaining pretzels a little and place on chocolate. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
About the Author: Dianne is a mother of two young children, freelance food writer and founder of e-mag The Sassy Cook. Dianne champions being fast and fabulous in the kitchen by creating food that is sassy, quick and wades through the fads for those searching to be nourished and take pleasure in their cooking experience. Dianne has a simple and fuss free approach to food and her recipes are simplified to remove any unnecessary steps – making her site a popular destination for busy mums and families. Dianne and her cooking, kitchen and home organisation tips have been featured on Today Tonight, Good Morning Auckland, Ready Steady Cook, Luxury Home Living, About.com and numerous lifestyle and food blogs. You can follow The Sassy Cook on her website, Facebook and pinterest pages.