There are some days when you just fancy something containing chocolate. I felt like this the other day and wanted to make something tasty that would also get rid of some of the things I have lurking in my cupboard. For example some dried apricots and a tin of evaporated milk. I seem to buy ingredients, use half to make something and leave the other half in the cupboard waiting expectantly. I decided I would make a type of tray bake. I wanted to make the chocolate bites look a little bit more unusual so decided to try and turn them into a triangular shape using the baking tin.
The result was a biscuity, chocolatey, fruity bite that looked vaguely triangular. I think it would have worked better if I had flattened the bottom a bit more before letting it set but it did taste nice. It is also very easy to make, no cooking involved, just melting chocolate and adding bits to it. It would be an ideal recipe to make with children, especially if they get the opportunity to lick the bowl. They may end up with chocolate faces and hands afterwards but will definitely enjoy making the treat.
- 300 g 10 oz milk chocolate
- 100 ml 3½ fl oz evaporated milk
- 175 g 6 oz digestive biscuits
- 125 g 4 oz dried apricots
- 125 g 4 oz glace cherries
- 100 g 3½oz walnuts
- Grease an 18cm (7 inch) square cake tin. Line with clingfilm.
- Prop the tin up so it is at a 45 degree angle
- Heat the chocolate in a heavy pan with the evaporated milk until melted.
- In a bowl crush the biscuits into small pieces then add the fruit and nuts.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl and mix together.
- Leave to cool slightly then spoon into the cake tin and level the surface.
- Leave to cool in the fridge until firm.
- Remove from tin and server