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Chocolate Crumb Bars

Servings 20 cm square pan
Author נטלי

Ingredients

For the dough and crumbs:

  • 150 grams all-purpose flour
  • 25 grams almond meal or desiccated coconut
  • 100 grams cold butter cut into cubes
  • 60 grams sugar powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg yolk

For the chocolate filling:

  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • 60 ml. whipping cream
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

Crust and crumbs:

  1. Preheat oven to 170 Celsius degrees and grease the pan.
  2. In a food processor with a steel blade, place flour, almond meal, butter, sugar powder, vanilla and salt and process until a thin crumbly mixture is obtained.
  3. Add the egg yolk and continue to blend only until large chunks of dough are formed.
  4. Transfer 2/3 of the crumbs to the bottom of the pan and press it tightly to a uniform layer.
  5. Keep the remaining 1/3 in the freezer until the crust is baked.
  6. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Chocolate filling:

  1. Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl.
  2. Add cream and salt and melt together in the microwave or over double steam pot until everything melts and mixture is smooth and shiny.
  3. Mix well and add in the egg. Carefully whisk until incorporated.
  4. Pour the chocolate filling on top of the baked crust.
  5. Remove the crumbs from the freezer and crumble them over the chocolate filling.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate sets and the crumbs are golden.
  7. Cool completely at room temperature, cut into squares of the desired size and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Keep the bars in a sealed box in the fridge for up to a week. It is recommended to remove them from the fridge about 10 minutes before serving at room temperature.
  • You can serve with a little sugar powder over if you want.
  • You can freeze the bars for up to a month in an airtight container.