As you’ll know back in March I shared with you those chocolate and raspberry tarts which I’d made especially for Mother’s Day. Well, I obviously made them pretty early that month so I could share them with you all but that meant I had nothing baked to give my mum on actual Mother’s Day. That’s when todays bake came to mind!
My mum absolutely loves my Millionaire Shortbread recipe, it’s quickly become her go-to when asking me to bake something for her. Only this time, instead of baking my usual millionaire shortbread, I decided to take this bake to the next level.
Earlier this year, I saw Jane’s Patisserie and James Martin (two incredibly talented chefs) collaborate together to make this delicious Salted Caramel Nut Slice. I instantly knew my mum would absolutely love this. I just knew this would be right up her street so guess what?… I made my own version, of course.
I changed a couple of the ingredients to tailor it to my mums preferred taste and I’m happy to announce she absolutely LOVED it.
This is the perfect slice to make when you’ve got a special occasion or gathering coming up. It’s quick and easy to make and it tastes unbelievably good – I think your loved ones will be pretty darn impressed if you pulled this bad boy out for desert.
So get yourself together, get your apron on and let’s get baking…
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes
Decorating Time: 15 Minutes
Overall Time: 50-60 Minutes
Ingredients You Need For Shortbread:
- 4oz Of Caster Sugar
- 8oz Of Unsalted Butter
- 10oz Of Plain Flour
- 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
Ingredients You Need For Caramel:
- 397g Of Carnation Caramel
Ingredients You Need For Decorating:
- 100g Of Macadamia Nuts
- 100g Of Pecans
- 100g Of Pistachios Nuts
- 50g Of Milk Chocolate
How To Make Shortbread:
- Firstly, gather together your ingredients and equipment and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, beat together the 4oz of caster sugar with the 8oz of unsalted butter until light and fluffy.
- Mix in your 2tbsp of vanilla essence.
- Next, slowly add in your 12oz of flour. (TIP: if it resembles breadcrumbs and not a dough, add in a splash of milk to help bind it together).
- Once a dough has been formed, using a spatula, press the shortbread into your loose bottomed tart tin until evenly distributed.
- Place the shortbread in the oven for around 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- When baked, take out the oven and set aside to cool right down.
How To Assemble Tart:
- Once your shortbread has completely cooled down, its time to assemble your slice.
- Firstly, using the back of a spoon, smooth out the 397g of carnation caramel over the top of the shortbread (TIP: don’t place the caramel right to the edges as it will run over the edges).
- Secondly, chop up your 100g of macadamias, 100g of pecans and 100g of pistachios into small pieces.
- When you’ve finished chopping, sprinkle the nuts over the top of the caramel.
- Now, in a microwavable bowl, place your 50g of milk chocolate and in 30 second blasts, microwave the chocolate until it has completely melted.
- Finally, place the melted chocolate into a piping bag, snip the end of the piping bag off and drizzle the chocolate across the top of the nuts.
That’s your Caramel Nut Slice prepared, baked, assembled, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!
Not to toot my own horn or anything but I’m seriously chuffed with how this turned out.
You know me, I do love a bake which looks professional yet is super easy to make and todays bake is just that. There’s little to no effort needed and the outcome looks and tastes delicious – seriously what more could you ask for?
Let me know in the comments below if you make this slice yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Has it become you new fav?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,
This reminds me of the caramel and pecan brownies from Starbucks which are my absolute fave! So I think I’d love this 🙂
Oh my days they sound amazing, I’ve got to try those brownies asap! This tart is absolutely delicious, I can imagine it being very similar in flavour. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Does the caramel set on this, or is it still gooey? It looks really good.
The caramel stays quite soft and gooey rather than hardening. That being said, it isn’t soft enough that it runs out the tart when cutting if that makes sense? This is honestly delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow… love this caramel pie. It looks good for party. Thank you for sharing.
It’s the perfect party tart, I bet it will go fast! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Ooh this looks absolutely amazing – I love the look of it! I’m so glad to hear that your mum enjoyed it too, that’s great! I hope you had a good mother’s day. Thank you so much for sharing x
Ah, so the nuts are only decorative? I’m not a fan of nuts so it should be easy to just swap them out then. What would you recommend to replace the nuts?
You can totally swap out the nuts and use milk chocolate as a topping instead, that would be my recommendation. It’s completely down to you and your pretences but defiantly swap the nuts if they aren’t you thing! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This is honestly so delicious. My mum loved it bless her, I’m so pleased she did. Thank you lovely, the same goes for you! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This caramel pie looks so good! That’s great to hear that your mum loves your baking! x
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It really is delicious! She always does bless her, I’m very lucky. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow this looks delicious and my son will love this too!!!!
It really is delicious. If you love millionaire shortbread or your a lover of nuts – this will be the perfect bake for you! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This looks like yet another delicious recipe coming out of your kitchen Elle! I hope that you and your Mum both enjoy it! Thanks for sharing.
It really is the most delicious recipe. We did, thank you lovely, my mum especially haha! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Saw this picture and though Oh my! That pie looks amazing. I need to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Ah I’m pleased my picture caught your eye haha. It really is delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
If I didn’t suck so much at making shortbread I’d be all
Over this because it looks and sounds incredible x
I bet you don’t suck, it just takes time honestly. The amount of shortbread I’ve made over the last two years has given me great practice haha. It really is delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
You said two magic words, nuts and caramel. And I am fully sold! This honestly sounds and looks so yummy I need to try it asap!
The best kind of magic words… right? This really is delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This looks great! I would have to change some of the ingredients because I don’t like nuts, but I am sure I could change it slightly. Even though I don’t like nuts, the pictures look great! Thank you for sharing.
Defiantly swap out ingredients and use what your prefer, it will still taste absolutely delicious! Ah thank you so much, that means the world. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Oh God! This is my favorite snack of the year ~ I like caramel sooo much! I haven’t tried making it myself so this recipe will really help. Thanks for sharing x
I really hope you enjoy as much as we did, it really is delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow, this look so good. The toppings on this one is yummy. Ad I like its big. So, can enjoy it for a bit longer haha.
Oh defiantly, this tart lasted a good few days before it was demolished haha. It’s the perfect size in my opinion;) it really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Exploring your blog I came across this tart. It looks and sounds amazing!
I will be doing more searching of your site xxx