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Squares and Slices

Shaz's Snickers Slice
  • Time: 2 and a half hours (includes setting time in between!)
  • Complexity: difficult

Shaz's Snickers Slice

Oh how I love caramel. You put caramel with just about anything and you'll have my attention quicker than you can say 2 for 1 shoe sale! Well maybe not that quick...Anyway, while I tend not to really eat chocolate bars that often these days, I have always been a big fan of Snickers, so it was a natural creative progression for Snickers to provide the inspiration for my latest experimental baking adventure. An adventure that, although had its hiccups along the way, I deem very successful!

This slice is quite decadent, but the saltiness of the caramel and peanuts prevents it from being untolerably sweet. There is a rather tricky layer of nougat in there too, but worth the effort. It is totally delicious and one of my best yet!

Tan Slice (Caramel Crumb Bars)
  • Time: 1 hour (plus cooling time)
  • Complexity: medium

Tan Slice (Caramel Crumb Bars)

It's a kiwi classic, a close relative of caramel slice and one of my personal favourites from the bakery cabinet. Up until recently, I didn't actually realise the name Tan Slice is a New Zealand thing and for some of you out there, you may know it by another name such as Caramel Crumb Bars. Regardless, this slice is simply divine! 

I have quite the penchant for anything caramel, so while I have provided the traditional Tan Slice recipe, I would recommend doubling the quantity (or one and a half if you're not quite that daring!) of Caramel Filling to replicate that ridiculously thick layer that is sickeningly satisfying! 

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Blondies
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Blondies

If you're after a sweet treat combining the best of bedfellows: white chocolate and macadamia nuts, in a deliciously dense and moist blondie base, then my White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Blondies are for you! 

I only recently heard of the Brownies white counterpart, The Blondie, and was determined to develop a recipe that reflected how I imagined they should taste. I must admit, I did far better than I thought and I am quite proud of this recipe. It's divine decadence with a beautiful soft sweet base filled with chunks of white chocolate and macadamia nut. Yum!

Cookies and Cream Fudge Slice
  • Time: 1 hour (plus chilling time)
  • Complexity: medium

Cookies and Cream Fudge Slice

I Love... Cookies and Cream, with a capital 'L', particularly ice cream, and considering I love to bake I thought I would try to channel this favourite of mine into a new baking masterpiece... well my loyal subjects, I give you Cookies and Cream Fudge Slice. 

To be honest, this isn't really like a fudge but a gooey and delectable slice of cookies and cream heaven. You will not believe just how much this tastes like cookies and cream, it is fabbbbulous - even if I do say so myself. 

It's quite challenging to cut due to its stickiness, so if you're having problems pop it in the freezer to harden it up a bit. Store this in the fridge and if you have kids even though I haven't tried and tested on children, I'm confident this will go down a treat!

Cookie Dough Brownie Slice
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Cookie Dough Brownie Slice

What can I say... I'm one of those people who wouldn't dare (and even if I wanted to I wouldn't have the will power) put a bowl straight into a sink of soapy water when the remnants of cookie dough still remain. In fact, you say cookie dough and I say nom, nom, nom!

So it was only a matter of time before I embarked on a recipe where I could indulge in cookie dough in all its natural glory! Be warned, this recipe is decadent and for those fellow cookie dough lovers - enjoy!

Rice Krispies
  • Time: 25 mins
  • Complexity: medium

Rice Krispies

Everyone seems to have fond memories of Rice Krispies, and I thought it was about time that I gave these childhood favourites a whirl! 

You can find recipes that are all pretty much the same all over the net, the only difference with mine at this point is a reduction in the amount of Rice Krispies as I like them really gooey!