Chocolate Fudge Slice

Sweets | February 13, 2017 | By

Chocolate Fudge Slice
Serves 4
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For the slice base
  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/3 cups crushed plain sweet cookies
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 2 tablespoons sour cream (room temperature)
For the slice base
  1. Place butter and sugar in a medium saucepan. Melt the butter and sugar over a medium-low heat, constantly stirring until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool for five minutes.
  2. Crush the cookies by placing them in a resealable plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. The crushed cookies pieces need to be small.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla extract, cocoa and crushed cookies to the melted butter mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch square cake pan that has been greased. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan, pressing down firmly with the back of a spoon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Put the chocolate chips in a double boiler and stir until chocolate completely melts.
  2. Remove the chocolate from the heat, add the sour cream, and mix well to combine.
To assemble
  1. Remove the slice base from the refrigerator and spread the frosting evenly over the base. Return the pan to the refrigerate until the frosting has set - approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Once the frosting has set, cut the slice into finger-sized pieces. Don't make the pieces too big, as the slice is very rich. Transfer the pieces to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. Cookies will keep for up to five days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  3. Serve on a large platter with fresh fruit such as strawberries.
Good To Know Tip
  1. If you don't have a double boiler, fill a small to medium sized saucepan with an inch of water and heat the water over a medium heat until it boils, reduce the heat so the water simmers. Now place a large heatproof glass bowl (larger than the saucepan) over the top of the saucepan, making sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Place the chocolate in the glass bowl and stir until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. The goal is to gently melt the chocolate without scorching it.