Cooktop Cove: Slightly salty, never cloying, crunchy chocolate caramel slice
When you think of a chocolate caramel slice, do you think of a fancy coffee shop? Of pastries on display under a glass case that look so decadent they almost put you off? The truth is, recreating one of those coffee shop “slices” is tricky. Not from a difficulty point of view, but from a more practical one. Have you ever been able to finish one of those buttery, densely chocolaty, stickily caramelly desserts? So what would you do with an entire loaf of one? How many cups of coffee would you need to offset all that indulgence?
This recipe is one you'll have absolutely no trouble polishing off or sharing with your colleagues or friends. Instead of a buttery shortbread base, this slice has saltines — sounds crazy, but it totally works — covered with homemade caramel. But don’t worry, the caramel has just three ingredients, and there’s no candy thermometer required. And instead of the top chocolate layer being so dense and buttery it might as well be a truffle, this version is covered with chocolate chips and flaky sea salt. The result is absolutely addicting and will have friends and family asking you to make it for months to come.
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