'This is delicious and so easy as doesn't even need an oven. All the work is in the measuring. Also good as stays fresh for a good few days in air tight tin.'


250g butter
55g caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp drinking chocolate
1 tbsp cocoa
500g packet of digestives – crushed or blitzed in food processor
75g of chocolate cake crumbs
nip of rum or whisky
60g glace cherries
75g raisins
250g dark chocolate

  • Melt butter, sugar, milk and golden syrup over gentle heat in a large saucepan.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved add cocoa, drinking chocolate and half of the biscuits.
  • Mix well and then add all the remaining ingredients except for the chocolate.
  • Press the mixture into a 20cm/8 in square tin.
  • Melt the dark chocolate over a pan of boiling water.
  • Once done, spread it over the biscuit base and leave to set.
  • This should make 30 small bars. Delicious!

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