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.
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)
- 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)
- Line a 23cm square tin with aluminum foil and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spoon mixture into prepared tin, pressing it down with back of a spoon. Allow to cool then refrigerate for 30 mins.
- 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.
- 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.
- Before serving, take it out of fridge and let it rest for 10 minutes for chocolate to soften slightly for easier cutting.
- Lift up biscuit block using aluminum foil, and peel aluminum foil away. Cut biscuit block into 16-20 squares.
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