This is a slice so decadent, so rich, so sweet and so delicious that it should really come with a warning…… I am warning you that if you have a sweet tooth you will LOVE this recipe.
My Pineapple Lump Slice recipe has been one of the most popular on my blog since it was first published, so I decided as a decadent treat I would have a play around with a few new flavour blends, and this is one of them! I used a lolly called Eskimos, most NZ families will definitely know what these are but internationally they are not as well known. How I can describe them is they are soft and chewy but a more dense and hard that a marshmallow. A similar alternative is fruit puffs.
So the redeeming health benefits and nutritional information for this recipe are understandably not great, but this would be THE thing to take to a special afternoon tea or as a dessert option, sliced nice and thin so as to not blow the minds of everyone sampling it! It also only as a few ingredients so it is not the most expensive option for something special.
To add something extra to this slice I add a layer of chocolate, my advice would be to use a flavour chocolate that you love, I have used Whittakers Creamy Milk here as I adore it – and let’s be honest there is ALWAYS some in my house, but you can use any variety you like, the alternative is cooking chocolate, but it really does make a difference to use something tasty.
So onto the recipe! Simple, quick and delicious. Allow it to set overnight ideally and remove from the fridge 20 minutes before you wish to slice it to make it easier and to ensure the chocolate does not split – you can also add a teaspoon of oil to the chocolate before melting it to assist with this. I didn’t and I am sure the least of peoples concerns with this slice will be the perfect appearance!
*Salad dressing with sweetened condensed milk is delicious and something my mum always makes, just add small amounts of malt vinegar until you have the perfect balance of sweet and acidity!
Eskimo lollies on their own are VERY sweet, so be prepared for that sweetness here, you can absolutely use Pineapple Lumps and can see how I created that recipe here, it is hugely popular! What other varieties of sweets can you see working? Leave a comment below and let me know what you would like us to try.
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Happy Baking, Anna 🙂
Fruit puffs Regina no longer make them. A favourite treat my children grew up with.I
I often buy them at Bin Inn, not sure who supplies them. 🙂
Have been making this for years…..roll mix into balls and then in coconut. or rolled the mix and put in fridge then cut into slices. My Nana used to make it for us ( I am in my 50’s now) but used coloured puff lollies…can not remember what they were called but were bit firmer than eskimo men. love it.
Sounds lovely Janette! 🙂