Matt Moran's Chocolate & Almond Butter Slice

Prep: 15 mins || Cook: 5 mins || Serves: 12


300g shortbread biscuits

1/3 cup (35g) almond meal

200g almonds

180g unsalted butter, chopped

1 1/2 cups (180g) pure icing sugar, sifted

300g crunchy almond spread (from health food shops and selected supermarkets)

500g dark (70%) chocolate, chopped

2 1/2 tsp sunflower oil


Line a 20 x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper, leaving 3cm overhanging the long edges.

To make the base, place shortbread, almond meal and 50g of the almonds in a food processor and whiz until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl.

Place the butter, icing sugar and almond spread in a saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until combined and just below a simmer. Add to shortbread mixture and stir to combine. Spread shortbread mixture evenly into prepared pan, using a palette knife to smooth. Chill for 30 minutes.

Place chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water) and stir until melted. Top base with remaining 150g almonds, then pour over chocolate and chill for 2 hours or until set. Cut into bars and serve.