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Caramel Slice Recipe - Baking with Granny. Also known as Caramel Shortcake and Millionaires Slice. The traditional Scottish tray bake with a biscuit base, layer of caramel and topped with chocolate.
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Caramel Slice

Prep Time40 mins


For the Base

For the Topping

  • 175 g Butter
  • 175 g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 397 g Tin of Condensed Milk
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 225 g Milk or White Chocolate


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°c (160°c for fan assisted ovens or Gas Mark 4) and generously grease a 11x7inch tray with some butter.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour and sugar before adding the butter and rubbing together until it resembles breadcrumbs. Knead the mixture together to form a dough.
  • Using your fingers, press the dough into your pre-greased tin, trying to work it into as smooth a finish as possible. Prick holes all over the dough before baking in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the butter, sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup into a pan and gently heat until the sugar has disolved.
  • Bring the caramel mixture to the boil, stirring continuously. Reduce to a simmer, continuing to stir for 5 minutes, or until the caramel has thickened.
  • Pour the caramel over your baked base, spreading evenly across. Leave to cool.
  • Once completely cool, melt the chocolate over a bain marie or in short bursts in the microwave before pouring and spreading over the caramel to finish.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours but ideally over night before cutting into individual portions.