Chocolate Anything Biscuit Bars

Thank you so much for all your lovely messages, tweets and comments on Wednesday about Baby Cake Hunter. It really meant the world to both Nick and I. Evie was quite appreciative too in her own cat-like way. The hangover cloud of the first trimester appears to be slowly lifting and after our scan on Wednesday I feel really excited. It’s so much easier now I can talk freely about pregnancy-related things on here and on Twitter.

I went to my first aquanatal class last night at the local pool, I was pretty nervous because I’m a wimp about going places on my own but I obviously couldn’t take Nick so I ventured forth and tried to be brave. Everyone was really nice and it felt reassuring knowing everyone in the class was in some stage of pregnancy…although I think all were further along than me. I think it will be a good way to help cross off the weeks heading towards December. I might take up another art class in September as well to get me out of the house whilst I can.

so good even the cat was after a slice
 
My recipe today is a pretty easy one but it’s based on ingredients I always keep in. My ‘kitchen heroes’! Sainsbury’s got in touch earlier this month with a challenge to create a recipe using my Kitchen Hero ingredients and this is what I rumbled together…and it’s pretty delicious.

I always keep a giant bar of milk chocolate and a packet of digestives in. You never know when you might want to make a cheesecake, rocky road or just have an emergency biscuit ready to dunk in your coffee. Milk, or dark, chocolate always comes in handy for cookies, brownies, cake covering or hormone related breakdowns in front of the chocolate cupboard. Chocolate and Digestives…my kitchen heroes!

I love having a tin of condensed milk in the cupboard incase emergency caramel is needed but also, because it takes chocolate fridge cake bars to a whole new level of deliciousness. These bars are brilliant because you can throw anything in...hence the name I've given them. I would have thrown more nuts into the mix but Nick is allergic to some so I kept it safe and stuck with marshmallows.

Chocolate Anything Biscuit Bars

Makes approx. 24

400g digestive biscuits
110g unsalted butter, melted
 
200g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
1x 397g tin condensed milk
75g unsalted butter
70g mini marshmallows, plus extra for sprinkling
anything else you fancy adding - nuts, sweets, caramel, fudge pieces
  1. Line a tray with greaseproof paper and set aside. Crush the digestives in a food processor, or relieve stress by sticking them in a freezer bag and bashing them with a rolling pin.
  1. Tip into a large bowl and mix in the melted butter until all the biscuit crumbs are coated. Press the mixture into the base of the tray and pop in the fridge whilst you get the topping ready.
  2. In a medium sized pan, break up the chocolate into chunks and add the remaining 75g butter and condensed milk. Gently heat until everything has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat and mix in the marshmallows. Remove the tray from the fridge and tip the chocolate on top, making sure it's smooth and level.
  4. Sprinkle a few extra marshmallows on top and pop back in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. Slice up and try to just eat one.