This is a timeless chocolate recipe which children just love making.
I’m sorry but not even the addition of raisins brings these into the healthy category but they are extremely yummy and easy and will not last two minutes so make double the quantity if you want to get a look in. It may be wise to hide them from dad too.
- 175g chocolate (72% cocoa for the gourmets but any old chocolate with do)
- 175g butter
- 2 tablespoon of golden syrup or runny honey
- 225g biscuits (we do the French equivalent of rich tea which you buy in kilo bags! But anything plain will do)
- 100g raisins or sultanas or apricots (whatever is in the cupboard)
A plastic freezer bag and rolling pin for each child you have present. A large glass / microwave proof dish for melting and mixing. A baking tray or cake tin lined with grease proof paper.
What You Do Is:
- Melt the choc, butter and syrup/honey in microwave on 30% 3 minutes at a time till all melted and then give a mix.
- Give each child a plastic bag with biscuits in and get them to smash them, not to smithereens, with a rolling pin.
- Get the children to empty their bags of bashed biscuits into the melted mix then also throw in the dried fruit while you mix. Let them each have a mix and wish while you get the tin ready.
- Put the mix in the tin and flatten down. Let them lick the spoon and bowl while you put it in the fridge to set for an hour or so.
- Cut into squares and devour.
Delicious with a cup of tea.
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