Cherry Chocolate Slice

If you like the cherry ripe chocolate bars, you will love this slice 🙂 I am fortunate to not like cherry ripe’s. I originally thought it was the dark chocolate (as I’m not a fan) but then they bought out a milk chocolate one and I didn’t like that either. I have surmised that I only like really cherries, which is why I’m not a fan… come to think of it, it might be the cherry coconut combination too as I’m not a fan of bounty which is coconut and chocolate. I just find that sort of sweet, too sweet!

Fortunately for you, I am not the majority and I enjoy making this slice because I don’t like it, so therefore, no temptation on my weigh training quest!

Everyone who eats this goes wow… this is better than a cherry ripe, sort of tastes the same but not as sickly sweet. It has a nice buttery base with the cherry coconut top and then chocolate drizzled over the top. You could double the chocolate and completely cover it, but I like the look of the cherry’s poking through the dark chocolate. I think it looks good, even if I don’t want to eat it!

Generally all my slices are made in my large slice tine and make about 50 medium pieces… so you can halve it to make a smaller dish!

Ingredients – Base

250g Butter

1/4 Cup (50g) Cocoa

1/2 Cup (100g) Castor Sugar

3/4 Cup (75g) of Coconut

1 1/2 Cups (220g) Self Raising Flour

Ingredients – Top

500g Glace Cherries

2 Egg Whites

1/3 Cup (70g) Castor Sugar

1 1/2 Cups (150g) Coconut

200g Block Dark Chocolate

Method – Base

1. Turn oven onto 180ºC and prepare large 25cm by 35cm slice tin with baking paper.

2. Place all base ingredients, (except butter) into a large bowl and mix well.

3. Melt butter, pour over dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

4. Press mixed ingredients evenly into the base of the prepared tin.

Cherry Chocolate Slice

You can see my “handy” work get it 🙂

Method – Top

1. Chop glace cherries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.

2. Add all other ingredients (except chocolate) and combine well.

3. Spread cherry mixture gently over the chocolate base.

4. Cook slice in the oven for 20 minutes.

5. While base and top are cooking melt chocolate in a double saucepan or Bain Marie.

6. Pour melted chocolate over the cooked slice and allow to cool in the tin.

Cherry Chocolate Slice

7. Place tin into the refrigerator until the slice is completely cold, cut and serve.

8. For best results, keep slice in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

THERMOMIX METHOD

Thermomix

This recipe was made in a TM31 and can be made on manual in the TM5

1. Turn oven onto 180ºC and prepare large 25cm by 35cm slice tin with baking paper.

2. Place butter into mixing bowl and melt 3 minutes/Varoma/speed 2.

3. Add all other base ingredients and mix 10 seconds/speed 5, scrape down and repeat if needed.

4. Press mixed ingredients evenly into the base of the prepared tin. Wash and dry bowl well.

5. Place 400g of the glace cherries into the mixing bowl and 1 second/turbo.

6. Place butterfly into mixing bowl and add all other ingredients (except chocolate) and mix 15 seconds/speed 4.

7. Spread cherry mixture gently over the chocolate base, then chop the remaining 100g of cherries by hand and sprinkle over the top of the cherry mixture. Wash and dry bowl well.

Cherry Chocolate Slice

8. Cook slice in the oven for 20 minutes.

9. Break chocolate into individual pieces and melt 5 minutes/50º/speed 2.

10. Pour melted chocolate over the cooked slice and allow to cool in the tin.

Cherry Chocolate Slice

11. Place tin into the refrigerator until the slice is completely cold, cut and serve.

12. For best results, keep slice in the refrigerator.

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I hope you enjoy this delicious slice. I took it to a friend’s house for dessert and she had two pieces and asked it I could leave the rest so she could have a few pieces tomorrow! I think that has got to be a good recommendation.

What are your favourite food combinations? Is there anything in particular that you don’t like?

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

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