Gluten-free chocolate peanut caramel slice

Because a slice this good should be for everyone!

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 16
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These and other delicious gluten-free recipes are available in our book Gluten Free Baking.


  • ²⁄³ cup ( 90g) gluten-free plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¹⁄³ cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¹⁄³ cup (25g) desiccated coconut
  • 85 grams (3oz) butter, melted
  • 395 grams (12½oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 40 grams (1½oz) butter, extra
  • ¾ cup (105g) roasted salted peanuts
  • 150 grams (4½oz) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, chopped coarsely


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a 19cm (8in) square cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2in) above sides.
  • 2
    Combine sifted flour and cocoa, sugar, and coconut in a medium bowl; stir in melted butter until combined. Spoon into pan; use the back of a spoon to press mixture evenly over base of pan.
  • 3
    Bake base for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool.
  • 4
    Place condensed milk, syrup and half of the extra butter in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, for 10 minutes or until caramel is thickened and a golden colour. Working quickly, pour caramel over the base in pan; smooth the surface level with a spatula. Press peanuts into caramel with a spatula. Bake for 10 minutes; cool.
  • 5
    Place chocolate and remaining extra butter in a medium heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water (don't let water touch base of bowl); stir until chocolate melts. Pour chocolate mixture over caramel layer. Cool slice completely before removing from pan and cutting into pieces.


Slice will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.You can omit the peanuts or swap them for coarsely chopped macadamias or roasted peeled hazelnut halves, if preferred.

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