Salted Caramel M&M Slice is a chewy ,gooey slice with a flavour similar to that of red velvet. (Lightly chocolately with a vanilla undertone). M&Ms are scattered throughout and homemade salted caramel is then thrown in a layer in the middle.
Could these get anymore perfect?
I was inspired by the red velvet flavours from this slice. I slightly adapted this to make it a little gooier with an outer chew. And added a mountain of M&Ms of course..
I used my trusty Salted Caramel Sauce recipe for the salted caramel filling.
I love the balance of flavours in these. You know I normally love recipes that are rich with chocolate but this slice just has a hint of chocolate which is actually all we want. It means we can taste and get all the other flavours from this slice. The salted caramel and the M&Ms aren’t being overpowered by the cocoa and instead the flavours all marry together.
I found the salted caramel wasn’t as strong straight from the oven. After letting them cool for an hour the salted caramel comes through a lot stronger so don’t be alarmed if you can’t taste it at first. They’re even better the next day if you can wait that long.
When I first suggested this flavour and ingredient combo to my mother, she was a little dubious. Her hesitation fueled my need to test out my idea so straight to the kitchen I went. The first test resulted in not enough salted caramel but test number two ended up perfect so rather than ruin a good thing, I took the photos you see here and ate as many pieces of this as I could stomach. (Which was a lot).
- 110 g Butter, Softened (1/2 Cup)
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 and 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp. Cocoa
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Cup M&Ms
- 1/4 Cup M&Ms, On Top
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 100 g Butter
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1-2 tsp Salt
First make the salted caramel sauce.
Place the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan on a medium to high heat.
Once the butter has melted, add the milk and bring to the boil.
Boil for at least 2 minutes before removing from the heat.
Add the salt and allow to cool while you make the slice.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 9"x9" baking tin with baking paper.
Beat the butter, brown sugar and sugar together.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Beat in the flour, baking soda and cocoa.
Stir in the M&Ms
Pour half into the prepared baking tin and top with the salted caramel sauce. Top with the remaining mixture and top with more M&Ms to decorate and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The top and sides will be set and a skewer inserted should come out clean.
I have just arrived home safe and sound from my Australia trip. Had an absolute blast and will do a more detailed post within the next week or two but for now I’m going to have a nice, long shower and have a much needed blob out on the couch!