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Gluten Free Dairy-Free Sticky Chocolate Orange Slice

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, Soya-free (check margarine)
Keyword chocolate orange, chocolate slice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20
Calories 199 kcal
Author Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy


  • For the caramel:
  • 1 tin full fat coconut milk
  • 150 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g margarine (make sure it's dairy free if needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g dark chocolate pref. 70% cocoa content - check dairy-free if necessary
  • For the base:
  • 60 g granulated sugar
  • 175 g margarine
  • 250 g Free From Fairy gluten free plain flour
  • 1 orange (zest only)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees, 160 degrees for a fan oven.
  2. Start by combining the base ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using a fork, mash the margarine into the dry ingredients until you have something that resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Push the mixture into a greased 20cm x 20cm square tin and place in the pre-heated oven for 30 - 40 minutes until firm and starting to slightly brown.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin and meanwhile make the caramel.
  6. To make the caramel, place the coconut milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, margarine and vanilla in a large pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Once dissolved, turn the heat up to medium and, stirring continually with a whisk, allow to simmer for about 20 minutes or until thickened and reduced in volume by about half.
  8. Add the dark chocolate and stir until combined.

  9. Pour the thickened mixture over the cooled shortbread and leave to set, ideally in the fridge once cooled a little.

  10. If you can wait, it is best to leave it overnight before cutting so that the caramel sets properly, then slice into pieces the size you require (big for adults, tiny for kids ;)).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition data to be used as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Dairy-Free Sticky Chocolate Orange Slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.