Sunday, November 12, 2017

No Bake Terry's Chocolate Orange Caramel Slices ♥

Something we have every Christmas is a Terry's Chocolate Orange or ten two. It's one of our favourite treats and we always make sure to include one in each other's stockings to enjoy over the festive season.

Ever since I watched caramel week on The Great British Bake Off I've been slightly obsessed with caramel slices. A shop quite close to us sells the most delicious ones and I have to force myself to stay away from there, they're just too tempting!

I have never been a big fan of caramel before - I find it a bit too sweet usually, but these days I'm loving the combination of shortbread, caramel and chocolate all in one yummy slice.

Due to my new found love of caramel slices and my forever love of Terry's Chocolate Orange, I decided to combine the two and make a delicious, sweet treat for all the family to enjoy.

This was my first time making caramel and I have to say that I'm very relieved I didn't burn it and ruin the whole thing! These are seriously delicious though and that combo of chocolate and orange mixed with buttery shortbread and gooey caramel makes for the perfect festive treat.

Recipe -

For the caramel:
150g of light brown sugar
150g of butter
400ml of condensed milk

For the base:
350g of shortbread biscuits
125g of butter

For the topping:
250g of chocolate (I used a mixture of Galaxy Smooth and a whole Terry's Chocolate Orange for mine)
1 Terry's Chocolate Orange for decorating the top
Orange sprinkles (optional)


Method -

1. Crush the shortbread biscuits - either by food processor or by hand with a rolling pin (I use the by hand method). Melt the butter in the microwave and pour onto the crushed shortbread biscuits. Mix together and then spread the mixture on the base of a foil lined tin. Use a spoon to smooth out the mixture and pat down to form a base. Put the base in the fridge to set.

2. Put the light brown sugar and butter in a saucepan, leave them to melt together. Add your condensed milk and place the saucepan on a high heat, stirring the mixture continuously until it begins to boil. Keep stiring for two minutes, then take the mixture off the heat. Pour onto your biscuit base. The caramel should spread evenly over your base. Pop in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

3. Melt your chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan. I used a bar of Galaxy Smooth as well as the Terry's Chocolate Orange as I found the Terry's just didn't want to melt properly at all. Once ready, pour your chocolate over the set caramel and smooth out to the edges with the back of a spoon.

4. Use Terry's Chocolate Orange segments to decorate - I decorated mine so each slice had two segments on top. I also added orange sprinkles to my caramel slices for some added crunch and prettiness, but this is an optional extra.

5. Leave to set in the fridge. Before serving, let the caramel slices warm up a bit to room temperature - this makes them much easier to cut. *Top tip* - heat the tip of your knife in some boiling water before cutting to make it easier to slice through the hard chocolate.

Don't worry if the chocolate cracks or if the caramel goes quite gooey when you're cutting, these aren't supposed to look perfect, they're supposed to be enjoy and after all, they're homemade and the rough edges just add to their charm!


2 comments

  1. Oh my dear jesus,nom!.just get me a wheelbarrow now to roll me into the New year.

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  2. Oh my, these look amazing Fiona. I love caramel slices and these look great with Terry's choclate orange on them. Yum Yum!! Pinned.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us again soon.

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