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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tan Slice

Tan Slice by Baking Makes Things Better

Since making my Gooey Caramel ANZAC Slice a few weeks ago I have been craving that gooey caramel. Before I baked as regularly as I do now I used to treat myself to a cookie caramel slice from Countdown occasionally.  I figured that it couldn’t be that hard to replicate at home and would give me my caramel fix, so I started googling for recipe ideas and discovered that the slice I wanted to make was more commonly known as ‘Tan Slice’. It is incredibly quick and easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool down so you can slice and enjoy!

180g butter
½ cup White Sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup chocolate chips

1 tin condensed milk
75 grams butter
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C and line a 25cm x 15cm slice tin with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar, then add in vanilla.  Sift in the flour and baking powder and gently mix until combined.
Press two thirds of the mixture evenly into your baking paper lined tin.
At this stage you will need to make your caramel.  To make the caramel melt together the condensed milk, golden syrup and butter in the microwave, I gave mine four zaps of 40 seconds each, stirring between each interval.  Your caramel is ready when it is golden and thickened.  Pour the caramel over the base you have created in your slice tin.
Mix the remaining base mixture with the chocolate chips and crumble over the caramel.
Bake in your pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven when the top of your slice is golden and leave in the tin to cool completely before slicing into squares.

Tan Slice Shot 3


  1. Your homemade caramel slice has gotta be better than the stuff you get at the supermarkets! It looks amazing. :-)

  2. Yum! this is one of my faves but deffo has to be an every-now-and-then treat as it is sooo naughty! your one looks great and i agree, it'd definitely be better than the supermarket one. This is making me want to go bake some now but luckily I don't have all the ingredients :)

  3. Thanks for your comments! It is definitely better than the supermarket slice but I think I will have to limit myself in terms of how often I repeat this recipe - it is a little too good!

  4. AMAZING - easy to make, TOO easy to eat- whipped this up in no time this morning, thanks girls!

  5. WOW made this tonight & so good !!

  6. This is simply fabulous! I love it and so does everyone else. This totally beats shop bought tan slice any time! Thank you :)

    1. So yummy isn't it! Glad you and everyone else enjoy it x

  7. I have been looking for the perfect recipe for Tan square that melts in your mouth, and I think this could be the recipe.
    Great not having eggs in the recipe for days when I have not gone shopping.
    Love making it in the microwave, yipee, no more burning it on the stove and constant stirring. I adore this recipe, and I never get my fair share as it is gone before I can pig out on it.
    Thanks for sharing , I give this recipe a 10/10

  8. Looks good cant wait to try this recipe. I absolutely love the stuff you buy, so fingers crossed it turns out like it if not better :)

  9. Im making some now and was wondering, did you usr fan bake and does it bubble while cooking?