Chocolate crunchies

The classic South African crunchie recipe with a delicious chocolate bonus.
 
recipes baking chocolate

Recipe from: November 12, 2012
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 140
    g
    cake flour
  • 30
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 1
    ml
    salt
  • 125
    g
    sugar
  • 80
    g
    desiccated coconut
  • 80
    g
    rolled oats
  • 200
    ml
    melted butter
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 200
    g
    milk chocolate
  • 100
    ml
    cream
  • Strawberries or other berries
  • icing sugar for dusting
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC.

Butter an ovenproof dish of approximately 28 x 18 cm.

Sift the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. Then add the sugar, coconut and oats and mix well.

Stir the melted butter with the vanilla essence into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Press into the prepared baking dish and flatten.

Prick all over with a fork and bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 12 minutes.

In the mean time melt the chocolate in the microwave oven.  When just melted add the cream and return to the microwave for 30 seconds and beat well.

Take the baked crunchies out of the oven and pour the chocolate topping immediate over and spread with a knife.

Cut into squares or cut into forms with a cookie cutter while still warm.

Leave to cool.

Serve with some sifted icing sugar and fresh berries.

Reprinted with permission of Pink Polka Dot. To see more recipes, click here.
 

Read more on: recipe  |  dessert  |  chocolate
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Quick Roast Beef Chimichanga

2014-12-10 20:11
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Baobab leaves
African cooks use leaves from the massive baobab tree to thicken their stews. Like okra, the leaves give the dish a congealing texture that's characteristic of West African stews. Okra will give a similar effect if you can't find baobab leaves.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: #Food24_sa

 
 
/Movies
 

Restaurants

 
El Burro Taqueria in Cape Town

Authentic tacos in a trendy location!

 

Find a restaurant

 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.