I just had to dedicate my first blog post to a chocolate recipe... coz I am a great chocolate fan and can eat it all day. Also, crunchy chocolate is one of my favouritest (is that even a word) things!
I am still trying to master the art of food photography, so please bear with me for now... I am sure the food will soon start LOOKING as appetising as it tastes.
This recipe is a spin-off from one of Nigella Lawson's recipes (http://www.nigella.com/). These crunchy chocolate bars are a heavenly combination of dark chocolate and toasted nuts and melt in your mouth. They can be stored in an air tight container (but trust me they won't last that long) to give you a sudden lift me up on days that you are low and need a chocolate high! They also make a great quick dessert and can be served with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice-cream and I can gaurantee you rave reviews after the party :).
So without further ado - here is the recipe
300gm Dark Chocolate (you can choose Milk Chocolate also)
75ml Golden Syrup
250gm Digestive Biscuits (I used McVitie's)
100gm Toasted Nuts (I used a combination of Almonds, Walnuts and Peanuts)
> Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and add the golden syrup till they are really well blended.
> I used my hands to crush the digestive biscuits since they were really soft already - you want a combination of pieces and crumbs. If you use any other brand you can just put them in a freezer bag and use a rolling pin on them as long as you get the same effect.
> The nuts need to be coarsely chopped. The peanuts I used were already toasted and had a dash of salt in them (which added to the overall flavour).
> Mix the biscuits and nuts together with your hands in a rectangular foil tray - add about half the melted chocolate mixture and mix really well. Then flatten this mixture as best as you can (not with your hands this time or you will have chocolate all over them!). If you feel the dry ingredients are not well coated - add a bit more of the melted chocolate.
> Pour the remaining chocolate over this flattened mass and evenly spread it with the back of a spoon or spatula.
> Leave it overnight in the refrigerator. Cut into squares or rectangles and enjoy!