Chocolate and pistachio slice

Coffee Dessert
30 Mins

Preparation Time

25 Mins

Cooking Time

1

Difficulty

12

Serving

Chocolate and pistachio slice

Coffee Dessert

Ingredients

For the base

¾ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/3 Goody Date Spread

2 eggs

3 cups crushed digestive biscuits

1 ½ cups desiccated coconut

For the pistachio filling:

2 cups pistachios

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp coconut oil

3 cups icing sugar, sifted

1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup whipping cream

For the chocolate topping:

2 cups dark chocolate chips

1 tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup chopped pistachios


Direction

  1. Line a 13 x 9 inch rectangular tin with baking parchment.
  2. For the base, place the butter, cocoa powder, sugar and date spread into a large heatproof bowl. Set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  3. Allow to melt and stir together until everything is smooth. Add the eggs and whisk for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir through the digestive biscuits and coconut. Pour into the prepared tin and push flat with the back of a spoon. Place into the fridge to set while you prepare the remaining layers.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C and spread the pistachios over a baking tray. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Tip into a high powered blender and blitz for 10 minutes, scraping down the sides at first if necessary. Add the honey and coconut oil and blitz for a further 2 minutes, until completely smooth.
  5. Pour the icing sugar into a large bowl and rub the butter in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add in the whipping cream and pistachio butter and use an electric whisk to beat until smooth. Spoon the mixture over the biscuit base and chill in the fridge to harden for 2-3 hours.
  6. For the chocolate layer, place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir through the vegetable oil and pour over the pistachio layer. Sprinkle over the chopped pistachios. Place back into the fridge for a further 30 minutes until set.
  7. Slice into 12 bars before serving.