This is one of the most tasty easiest chocolate biscuit desserts you can ever make. It's a huge hit in our family and there are many different ways to present it, here I have cut them into rectangles but you can easily mold this mixture into those funky patterned molds or shape into balls etc.
Great for baking with kids, because you cant go wrong ;)
Also if your watching your sugar intake, I have tried this recipe using only honey and no added sugar to the syrup and it's come out just fine but didn't need as much biscuits. So give it a try and let me know what you think ;)
- 110g (4oz) butter -
- 2 tablespoons sugar -
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup - (but I use honey instead so I don't feel as guilty ;)
- 4 teaspoons cocoa powder - (drinking chocolate powder works just as well)
- 225g (8 oz) Digestive biscuits - crushed (this is usually equivilent to 1 big pack)
- 1 handful of raisins - Optional
- 225g (8 oz) (melting) Milk chocolate - (or dark chocolate if you prefer)
- 225g pack of white chocolate - (for garnishing)
- In a saucepan, Melt the butter, sugar, syrup/honey and cocoa in a saucepan on a medium heat but be careful not to burn.
- When melted and slightly frothy add the mixture onto the crushed biscuits and raisins and mix well until combined
- Pour the biscuit mixture into a suitable sized square tin that's similar to what you would use to bake a swiss roll cake in.
- The mixture should resemble a thick, chocolaty, doughy paste. Press your paste down flat into the tin so that it's roughly at least 2-3 cm thick.
- Then set aside and begin to melt the cooking chocolate and pour over the mixture in the tin. (I find it best to break the chocolate up into cubes and placing in a glass mixing bowl and placing on top of some boiling water while stirring. (I don't like the taste or smell the microwave leaves on it)
- Then you can grate the white chocolate and sprinkle on top for garnish. I use a potatoe peeler for this instead of a grater for larger flaky swirls ;)
- Pop your baking tin into the fridge and leave for about 1 hour to set.
- To serve, you can cut into about 20 square pieces if you want more generous portions or you can half these squares into rectangles for even more pieces if you want them smaller.