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A group of girlfriends and I got together for our annual “Summer Potluck Get Together” several weeks ago at 1 of the girls home by the lakeside. Each of us girls are to bring a main dish and a dessert. I’ve never made any kinda dessert for the gathering before but I thought “yea, why not, this time..” since I sort-of bumped into this wonderfully easy no-bake 5-ingredient” dessert recipe by Jaslin.

Digestive Chocolate Slices

photo courtesy of Elvira Chia & recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping: CHOCOLATE by Collins & Brown & Jaslin of FoodieBaker

makes 16-20 squares (in a 23cm square tin)
Ingredients:

  • 300 g digestive biscuits
  • 225 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp golden or maple syrup
  • 50 g cocoa powder (I used Dutch unprocessed cocoa powder)
  • 300 g white/plain/semi-sweet chocolate (I used 25% white and 75% milk chocolate)

Digestive Chocolate Slices A
Preparation:

  1. Line a 23cm square tin with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Crush digestive biscuits in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin or pestle (or whatever can be used, even the bottom of a small pan) – but not too finely – and place in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Combine butter, golden or maple syrup and cocoa powder in a pot and heat over very low heat, stirring constantly with a spatula or wooden spoon until butter’s melted and cocoa powder has dissolved.
  4. Pour butter-syrup-cocoa mixture into the bowl of crushed digestive biscuits and stir until biscuit pieces are well coated in butter-syrup-cocoa mixture.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared tin, pressing it down with back of a spoon. Allow to cool then refrigerate for 30 mins.
  6. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl of a pot of simmering water – do not let water touch bottom of bowl. When almost all chocolate has melted, remove bowl from pot and stir to melt remaining chocolate. Let chocolate cool slightly.
  7. Poke some holes in biscuit base and pour melted chocolate over it, smoothing it out with a palette knife or back of a spoon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Before serving, take it out of fridge and let it rest for 10 minutes for chocolate to soften slightly for easier cutting.
  9. Lift up biscuit block using aluminum foil, and peel aluminum foil away. Cut biscuit block into 16-20 squares.

Digestive Chocolate Slices B
It’s now renamed to “Wicked Chocolate & Digestive Slices” by me since it won best dessert/snack by most points received. I’d call this a “snack”. 🙂
Apologies to the original creator of this recipe..

Digestive Chocolate Slices 5
Dunster’s portion – said he’ll take half 1st and the other half the next time.. The other half didn’t make it to the next day – it got gulped down within 5 mins.. :-p



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