Monday, 9 December 2013

Advent Post #9: Christmas Recipe - Festive Chocolate Slices

These are perfect to make on a quiet morning and keep to share with unexpected visitor who may drop in on you on a festive visit! They will keep for a week in airtight container - if they last that long that is!

Festive Chocolate Slices - makes 25 small slices, takes 35 minutes to make plus 2 hours to chill

Ingredients
200g milk chocolate (or dark if you prefer)
200g unsalted butter
5 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp cocoa powder
20 digestive or rich tea biscuits, broken into pieces
About 100g glace cherries, 60g dried mango and 75g dried cranberries (or a similar weight of a mix of dried fruit and/or nuts)
100g dark chocolate, to drizzle

Method
  1. Grease and line a square tin (about 23cm) with greaseproof paper. Break the chocolate into a pan, add the butter, syrup and cocoa and heat gently until the chocolate and butter have melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Crush the biscuits into small pieces with your hands or a rolling pin. Add to the chocolate mix and stir together. Spoon into the tin.
  3. Sprinkle the fruits/nuts over the top while the mixture is still sticky.
  4. Chill for 2 hours or until set. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Drizzle over the top and cut into 25 squares.
Source: Co-operative instore magazine.