Recipe by kiwidutch
This recipe has been in my family recipe book for more than 20 years... I can't remember if I got it off a friend or out of the newspaper or if it was from my mother.... it's an "always been there" recipe and if you double it you can keep a whole school class full of kids very happy. It disappears rather quickly around adults too :) This recipe is different from many other ones with condensed milk, coconut etc because it contains sultanas but no nuts. It's easy to make and stores well in an airtight container... so can be made in advance, handy when party planning. The icing can be made with chocolate OR cocoa powder or a little of both, works well all ways. PLEASE NOTE: this single batch of the recipe calls for HALF a can of condensed milk... our cans are 397 grams = 14 oz) so you will only need 7 oz. DO melt the butter completely before adding the condensed milk, otherwise you will have lumps of butter that are difficult to melt, and do keep the heat very low for the condensed milk mixture because it scorches easily. The finished bar /slice is also nicer if you leave the cookie crumbs fairly chunky and *not* a fine dust. ZWT REGION: New Zealand.
Top Review by Sydney Mike
As is usual, I found another wonderful chocolate fix amongst this chef's recipes ~ What a great way to celebrate chocolate or just about anything! My daughter (in absentia!) & I enjoyed these as we celebrated her up-coming birthday the end of the month (she's in TN & I'm in So Cal, so...)! Anyway, these are OUTSTANDING fingers, & I especially loved the addition of the sultanas! Thanks for sharing your great recipe! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]
- 125 g butter (4.4 oz)
- 200 g sweetened condensed milk (7 oz, full tin = 397g or 14 oz)
- 225 g biscuits (crushed, 8 oz)
- 3⁄4 cup coconut
- 3⁄4 cup sultana
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- 50 g finely grated chocolate (2 oz) or 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 225 g icing sugar (powdered sugar or 8 oz)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Line a 20 x 31 cm (8 x 12 inch) container with plastic clingfilm.
- Melt the butter over a very low heat completely in a saucepan, then add the condensed milk and keep mixing until the butter "disappears', i.e.) there is no yellow showing in the mixture.
- Combine condensed milk mixture with all the dry ingredients of the chocolate fingers part of the recipe and mix well.
- Press mixture into a 20 x 31 cm (8 x 12 inch) container.
- Ice with chocolate icing.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Once firm, make a central cut to cut the slice in half and then gently use the clingfilm to ease the slice out of the pan and cut it into fingers or squares on a cutting board.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.