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Friday 8 January 2016


In true Ladylike Len form I am back with another self indulgent treat right at the beginning of January, just when everyone else is forcing green smoothie bowls and workout DVDs in your face. In my defence though the whole point of this bake was to use up the rest of the naughty Christmas food that was still hanging around in my cupboards.  

It is kind of inevitable that over Christmas you will over buy and then get gifted more chocolate and biscuits than anyone could possibly consume in a week. In an attempt to get it all out of way I decided to throw all the chocolate, biscuits and nuts I had to hand into one easy no bake cake and get it all over and done with in one tasty treat. 

250g of digestive biscuits, 75g of roughly chopped pecans, 75g of mini marshmallows, 100g of butter, 150g of golden syrup, 150g of roughly chopped dark chocolate and 150g of roughly chopped milk chocolate. You will also need a 20cm/8inch square cake tin lined with cling film. 

Place the biscuits into a sealable sandwich bag and, using a rolling pin or heavy saucepan, bash the biscuits into small pieces. Some will turn to dust and others will turn to rubble; a combination is perfect. Tip the crushed biscuits into a mixing bowl and then add the nuts and marshmallows. In a separate bowl melt the butter, syrup and both chocolates in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Make sure that the water doesn't touch the bowl. Once fully melted and smooth, pour the chocolate mixture over the dry mixture and stir well to mix everything thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and using a rubber spatula, firmly press down to fill the pan and help the cake stick together. Smooth over the top and place in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once set, remove the cake from the refrigerator and turn out onto a chopping board. Remove the clingfilm. Run a sharpe knife under the hot tap to warm the blade and then cut the cake into 16 pieces. 

The beauty of these rocky road bites is that you honestly can add in anything you have to hand, whether that be additional nuts or even fruits such as cherries can be added into the mix. I must warn you though, these guys do not hang around for very long as they're a favourite with everyone. Ideal if you're trying a little damage limitation on the chocolate front. 
As always, drop me a tweet @ladylikelen if you try these for yourself! 

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