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Pineapple Lump, Coconut & Macadamia Slice

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I made this recipe up especially for Izzy, as his favourite lollies are pineapple lumps. I gave it a few trial runs using different ingredients, but this particular version was definitely the best. I once sent a batch off to the All Black boys in camp and it got demolished.

Preparation time: 10 minutes • Setting Time: 2 hours • Serves 10+

250g packet malt biscuits

1 cup macadamia nuts

1 cup shredded coconut

70g Pineapple Lumps

120g butter

½ cup sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

2 free-range eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla essence

Method:

Place malt biscuits in a kitchen whizz and blend until almost smooth. (Don’t worry if there are still some bigger pieces, as this will add a nice texture.) Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Place macadamia nuts in kitchen whizz and blend until broken up, then add to biscuit crumbs. Add three-quarters of the shredded coconut, saving the rest for sprinkling on top.

Cut pineapple lumps into small pieces and add to the mixture.

In a pot, melt butter over a low heat and add sugar. Stir until dissolved and then add the cocoa. Mix together and remove from the heat.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla essence together and add to the butter mixture. Beat together until smooth and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Line a baking sheet with baking paper, spread the mixture out evenly on top and flatten. Sprinkle over the rest of the shredded coconut, then place in the fridge to set for 2 hours.

Remove from the fridge and cut into small pieces.