Miranda Gore Browne shares her favourite ways to use up Christmas leftovers. She says:
"This is a great recipe to use up the last of the Christmas biscuit tin, the odds and ends of dried fruit, uneaten nuts and chocolate, of course!"
Makes: 16 squares (I used a square 20cm metal tin)
- 100g butter
- 25g soft brown sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 225g leftover Christmas biscuits crushed
- 225g milk chocolate (use any leftover chocolate, white, milk or dark, they will all taste delicious).
- Add up to 100g of leftover nuts (toast on a flat baking tray for about five minutes), sultanas, dried cranberries or dried fruit – use up the leftover bits in your cupboard
- Line your tin with non-stick baking paper.
- Put the butter, sugar, cocoa and golden syrup into a pan and heat until melted.
- Add the crushed biscuits (you can add raisins or other dried fruit if you want to at this point).
- Press into the lined tin and put into the fridge to set.
- Melt 225g milk chocolate, add ¼ teaspoon of vegetable oil (this makes it easier to cut) pour on top and smooth.
- Chill in the fridge for an hour or so before cutting into squares.