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Chewy Chocolate Caramel Cups!

Caramel Slice Cups

You asked! Here's the recipe for these bite sized deliciousness!

1 cup plain flour
90g butter, chopped
1/4 cup caster sugar
400g can sweetened condensed milk
30g butter, extra
2 tablespoons golden syrup
100g dark chocolate, melted.

First start off with the base.
Preheat the oven to moderate (180-200 degrees C). Grease two 12-hole mini-muffin pans. (or cupcake size if you want bigger ones, but I recommend mini size!)

In a processor, combine flour, butter and sugar until ingredients just come together, it'll look a bit like breadcrumbs. Press roughly a tablespoons worth of the mixture into each hole in the muffin pans being sure to stamp in firmly to create the cups. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until browned lightly.

Meanwhile in a saucepan, combine the condensed milk, extra butter and syrup over medium/low heat; stirring until smooth. Be sure not to heat it to the boiling point!

Pour the hot caramel filling into the hot biscuit bases; return to the oven for about three minutes or until caramel begins to brown around the edges.
My tried and true cooking method involves having the radio on loud; so this point is roughly the length of one good song on the radio, have a REALLY good dance and then take a peek into the oven to see how things are going.
Pull them out of the oven if they look good and let them stand for two minutes; (another song!) afterward take a knife and gently remove the tarts from the pan, putting them someplace to cool completely. By now they should be looking like this!

Caramel Slice Cups

Resist the urge to gobble them up right away! Trust me on this!

After they're cool, melt the chocolate using your favourite method (either the bowl-over-boiling-pot-'o-water method, or in the microwave which is my personal fave) and then spread across the top of the cooled tarts. Stand until the chocolate has set (I tossed them into the fridge for an hour or so)

Caramel Slice Cups

You can see here I experimented with both the mini-size and larger normal-cupcake size tins; they are VERY rich so I recommend going with the smaller, bite-sized versions.

 Caramel Slice Cups

Oh my..

Caramel Slice Cups

Oh goodness!!

Caramel Slice Cups


Man.. I need a good icon to use for cooking posts..


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 28th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Caster sugar = powdered sugar?
Golden syrup = corn syrup/brown rice syrup?

I'll have to convert stuff from grams to ounces or cups or something (silly Americans!) but otherwise I'm good to go. I can make vegan condensed milk. :) You just boil the hell outta almond/soy milk until the water boils off a bit. Or mix up soymilk from a powder and use more powder than usual.

I LOVE caramel anything so these sound great!
Oct. 28th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Mmmmm
Caster sugar = plain granulated sugar
(icing sugar is powdered sugar over here!)

golden syrup = well.. golden syrup! It's a bit like honey, but not really.. you can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_syrup
So.. like a lighter version of Molasses.

good luck! If you give it a try I'd love to see how yours come out!
Oct. 28th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Mmmmm

I think I'll try using this for the golden syrup:

I think it'll work well!
I'll definitely give them a go and see how it works.
I'll probably try reducing the fat, too, as see if that kills them. I've had really good luck trimming 1/4 the fat amounts of baked goods and seeing no difference. :D
Oct. 28th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
These LOOK like Kana-nums as well! Yay! :) Thanks for sharing.
Oct. 28th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Part of my finds lose delicious looking- a very large part in fact, thinks those are dangerous one-biters that could get out of hand wayyyyy too quickly. The other part thinks that maybe it would be amusing to just slam a hand down on them just to see them explode. To say they have caught my attention is an understatement. ^_^
Oct. 29th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Oo those look quite interesting. I might have to try making them, thank you for posting this! :)
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