Yeah, I know, it’s nowhere near Christmas, but it’s always cake o’clock somewhere, right?!
I really need to work on my food photos!
This is a recipe I picked up in Sainsbury’s ages ago but I’d never tried it. We had a charity bake sale at work so I decided to give it a go! It doesn’t take long to make but there are plenty of opportunities to lick the spoon!
200g Belgian dark chocolate (I used Tesco Value plain chocolate)
400g coconut cookies (I used Fox’s Coconut Crinkles)
150g unsalted butter (Tesco Value)
2 tablespoons runny honey (Tesco Value)
200g Belgian white chocolate (Tesco Value!)
50g desiccated coconut
(Despite being on a budget and using the cheapest ingredients, I got plenty of compliments on the taste!)
Line a 30cm x 20cm baking tray with clingfilm, so that it overhangs the sides.
Heat the dark chocolate, unsalted butter and runny honey in a pan. (I used a medium non-stick pan)
Mix with a spoon while the chocolate and butter melt, then add the crushed coconut cookies, and stir to coat.
Continue to stir for about 5 minutes so it begins to cook, then press the mixture into the lined tray.
Place a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, so that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Add the white chocolate and gently melt. (I didn’t bother with this, I just cleaned the original non-stick pan and melted the white chocolate on a very low heat)
Pour the melted white chocolate over the biscuit base, spreading it evenly. Cover with the desiccated coconut and chill for 4 hours.
Once set, lift out of the tin using the cling film and cut into small squares.
I just used a knife to cut it but it’s pretty hard stuff. If there’s an easier way, let me know!
And if you try out the recipe let me know too! Put a link below if you blog about it.