Sundays are usually my time to relax but every Sunday doesn’t turn out to be as expected. It has been busy and tiring since morning! Hence, finally to relax myself, I tried out this recipe and yes I loved it!! Simply because it was so easy to make! No tempering of chocolate, no hours of sweating in the kitchen in this hot and humid weather! At first I wasn’t very sure if it would turn out as I was expecting, but yes it did!
I called it ‘Daily Chocolate Bites’ since you can prepare it every other day and you don’t even too many ingredients or accessories! I’m actually having my chocolate bite as I’m writing this post 🙂 The four layered ingredients tantalized my taste buds with so many flavours and textures – chewy, fruity, slightly crunchy and of course we have the chocolate flavour at the end! Chocolate simply makes everything so delicious! I cut the chocolate bites into roughly rectangular pieces which gave it a very nice home-made finish. Try it out and you will love it too 🙂
Preparation Time: Around 20 minutes
Makes: 8 to 10 roughly rectangular pieces
Dark Chocolate – Around 200 g
Marshmallows – 12 small discs (you can cut the big ones or even use mini marshmallows per your preference)
Dry fruits – Around 1/4 cup, cut into small pieces
Biscuits – 4, crushed into small irregular pieces (you can use the biscuit of your choice)
Margarine – 3 tsp
Golden syrup – 3 tsp
Weighing scale or measurement cups
Small sized box or baking tin
Step 1: Add the golden syrup to the butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat it in the microwave for around 5 to 10 seconds. Mix well and let it cool for a few minutes. Add this to the crushed biscuits and mix well. Set aside.
Step 2: Take a small box or baking tin and place baking paper so that it covers the bottom of the tin and the sides. I used 2 small baking tins as I didn’t have a size that was just enough for the amount of ingredients I had. You can adjust the ingredients according to the size of your box or baking tin. Now place the crushed biscuits evenly as the base layer.
Step 3: Next add the marshmallows followed by the dry fruits. Now heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in bursts of 10 seconds, with stirring. Once the chocolate has melted and has a medium runny consistency, pour it on top of the dry fruits so as to form the top layer. Use a spoon to even out the layer and then beat the box or baking tin a few times on the platform so that the chocolate has spread and settled evenly. Leave it as is for around 10 minutes and then refrigerate it until it has set hard.
Step 4: Once the chocolate has set, take it out and turn the box/tin upside down and you’ll have the block out. Carefully remove the baking paper. Take a sharp knife and cut it into roughly rectangular pieces or shapes of your choice. If it is too hard, leave it outside for around 10 minutes, else the pieces might break while cutting. Since the chocolate is not tempered, you will need to keep it refrigerated (especially if you’re living in a hot and humid climate).
Step 5: Enjoy your chocolate bites along your everyday tea or coffee 🙂
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