With 5th November fast approaching, this is my recipe for November: regular readers will know that I enjoy making biscuits/cakes/puddings, so invariably the recipes I like sharing are usually for those with a sweet tooth (like me!) Here goes; this is just so, so easy and the addition of the peppermint makes it extra delicious:
Summerdown Chocolate Slices:
Makes about 30
225g butter, 5 tbsp golden syrup, 50g sifted cocoa, 500g crushed digestive biscuits. For the topping: 200g dark chocolate, 4 drops peppermint oil
Put the butter, golden syrup and cocoa in a pan over a low heat and stir gently until melted, then remove from heat. Stir in the crushed biscuits. Blend with a wooden spoon until the whole mixture looks moist. Tip into a greased 20 x 30cm tin, press down well and make sure the mixture goes into the corners. Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
For the topping: melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of recently boiled water. Add the peppermint oil drops and stir the mixture well. When the biscuit base is chilled, pour the topping over, spreading evenly. Put in the fridge and leave until the top has set. Remove from the fridge, cut into squares and store in a sealed container in the fridge.
** I decided to add some dried cranberries; really a token way of getting the family to eat more fruit (!) but they did add something extra yummy and made the whole thing even more irresistible ….
No Bonfire Party at home for us this year; with two boys away at Uni and one who wants nothing to do with parents being embarrassing, we are off to some friends near Hereford, armed with, guess what? Chocolate Slices of course!