I've made my own creation: Rachel's Rocky Choccy Biccy Bites. Sure, the name's a bit of a mouthful, but then again so are these morcels of heavenly goodness. They're like orgasms for your mouth. I kid you not. This is my twist on a plain chocolate biscuit cake, with - as usual for me - a "more is more" approach. Prince William has asked for a chocolate biscuit cake made by McVities for the Royal Wedding, and I'm a bit miffed he didn't pick me and these. Well, his loss eh? They'll never know what they're missing. I want to spread the joy of these yummies to the world... so here's how you can make them for yourself - just in time for a last-minute Mothers' Day or Easter treat:
- 100g butter
- 300g chocolate, broken into squares (I used a mix of plain and milk chocolate - it depends on your tastes)
- 3tbsp golden syrup
- 100g digestive biscuits, broken up into smaller pieces but not crumbs (or you could use rich teas.. ooh or even try Hobnobs!)
- 25g mini marshmallows (or large ones, but cut them into small pieces with wet scissors first)
- 100g Malteasers (be inventive - how about substituting a Crunchie bar instead?)
- 50g raisins (or you could try another dried fruit if you prefer... the possibilities are endless!)
- 17g cornflakes (I know it seems a bit precise, but that's the size of the variety pack I used. Or try Rice Krispies)
- 25g butterscotch chips
- Mini Eggs (optional)
Method (so simple a monkey could do it):
Prepare your tin in advance: I used a square one of roughly 18cm x 18cm, and just over an inch deep. It doesn't really matter though - they'll taste divine regardless of the shape. Line your tin with foil.
- Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate together in a large bowl (which will eventually contain all the mixture) over a low heat, stirring frequently (and trying not to eat it all as you go) until it's really smooth. Let the butter/choc/syrup mixture cool for about 5 minutes, and while you wait, prepare the rest by measuring out all the rest of your ingredients into a separate bowl.
|The syrup, chocolate and butter|
|Melted choc/syrup/butter colling slightly before being mixed with the rest.|
Add the bowlful of biscuits etc to the chocolate mix and stir until they're well combined. Then spoon it into your tin, spreading as evenly as you can. I then added Mini Eggs to mine as an Easter twist, but you could do whatever you want really. (This is where you get to scrape out the mixture bowl too - the best part!)
Leave to chill until set hard, then cut into chunks/fingers/bites/whatever shape you like. And feast!