Festive Chocolate Ginger Treats 

Watch this short time-lapse photo to show how easy this Christmas treat recipe really is!

 

Ingredients

  • 200g Ginger nut biscuits
  • 100g Rich tea biscuits
  • 175g Butter
  • 250g Chocolate hazlenut spread
  • 100g mixed fruit
  • 200g Plain chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • One good quality, straight sided 8″ tin.

 

Step by step method

1. Prepare and line your tin with greaseproof paper and grease the sides of the tin.  We use a loose bottomed tin from Silverwood to make removing the squares simple and hassle free.

2. Put the ginger nut biscuits & rich tea biscuits into a large bowl

3. Crush the biscuits into fine pieces (with a large rolling pin, or you could do this in an electric blitzer)


4. Melt the butter, slowly in a pan or in the microwave.  Add the butter to the biscuit mixture and then stir in the chocolate spread and mixed fruit (& stem ginger) if you desire.

(the pictures below show this with peanut butter, so don’t worry – it’s the same technique, however yours will be a lovely chocolate colour).


 

5. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined

6. Spread the combined mixture into the bottom of your prepared tin, smoothing the top with the back of a metal spoon and pressing down hard.  Then place in the fridge in the fridge while you make the chocolate topping.

7. Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl over water or in a microwave, then stir in the butter and heat gently until melted.

8. When the chocolate is almost melted stir in the sugar and stir until dissolved (if using a microwave you may need to heat it gently to do this).

This will leave you with a glossy and smooth mixture and give the chocolate a good sheen and prevent it from setting ‘rock solid’ so makes it easier to cut and share with friends

9. Take your base mixture out of the fridge and pour your chocolate mixture on top

10. Leave your delicious looking tray bake to set in the fridge. Once set, slice into even squares and serve up to family and friends!

 

If you would like to, melt some white chocolate and pipe this roughly on the top and decorate with silver edible dragees to give an extra festive twist!

If this has inspired you to start baking then take a look at our baking courses!

 

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