One of my favorite Aussie ideas, this is a super simple dessert made up of crumbled shortbread cookies, nuts, coconut and whatever additions you like, covered in chocolate, and served like a little bar. There’s no actual cooking, and is so easy to play with and adapt to whatever mood you’re in. I might try my next batch with savory flavors like potato chips and pretzels, but add nutella to the chocolate chips. It’s hard not to make these slices not awesome.
8 ounces unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups shortbread cookies, broken into pieces
1 1/2 cups chopped almonds
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup flaked coconut
In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt together the butter and sugar until the sugar is dissolved (about 3-4 minutes). Whisk in the egg and cocoa powder, and continue stirring until just simmering. Take off heat and add the shortbread and almonds, stirring to combine.
Pour into a buttered 9 x 7 glass dish. Chill in the fridge until cooled (about 2 hours). Spread the melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with coconut. Pop back in fridge. Once the chocolate is cooled, slice and serve straight from the fridge.