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A teatime treat! Caramel is made with fresh dates, giving the sticky sweet centre

Less than 30 minutes
(plus time to chill)

Makes 12

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Ingredients:

  • 1 packet (200g) T-biscuits
  • ¼ cup (60ml) each desiccated coconut and diced almonds
  • ¾ cup (180ml) melted butter
  • 15 (300g) pitted dates
  • 1/³ cup (80ml) melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) maple syrup
  • ½ Tbsp (8ml) vanilla essence
  • 2 slabs (90g each) dark chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) cocoa powder

Method

  1. Crumb T-biscuits in a food processor. 
  2. Add desiccated coconut, almonds and melted butter, then mix. 
  3. Press mixture into a lined 20cm square tray and refrigerate.
  4. Combine dates, melted butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract and process with a stick blender until jam-like.
  5. Spread onto biscuit base and refrigerate.
  6. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. 
  7. Spread over date jam and set in fridge.
  8. Dust with cocoa powder and slice.
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