This recipe is great! It’s quick, doesn’t need any baking, makes gorgeous little gifts and is flippin’ tasty too! Sure what more would you want?
200g Dark Chocolate
2 Tbsp Honey
200g Ginger Nut Biscuits
100g Dried Cranberries
50g Chopped Peanuts
Grated Zest of an Orange
Just a couple of notes about the ingredients: I’ve used Orange Chocolate instead of grating an orange; personally I prefer 70% chocolate and the orange zest, it’s just zingier – if that’s even a word!
I’ve used salted peanuts and a little bag of chopped, unsalted peanuts I found in Lidl; if you like a bit of salt, as I do, the salted peanuts are nicer.
- Line a square tin, smaller than a brownie tin, with some parchment paper
- Melt together the chocolate, butter and honey in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Bash your ginger nuts or add them to the food processor and give them a good blitz.
- Mix the broken ginger nuts, cranberries, nuts and orange zest together in a bowl.
- Pour over the melted chocolate and stir everything together really well.
- Tip the chocolate mixture into the lined tin, smooth it out with the back of a spoon and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Cut in into squares and devour at your leisure.
This would be lovely for a little get together, laid out on a festive plate with a little dusting of icing sugar.
It will also make a lovely gift either on its own, paired with a bottle of wine or added to a Christmas hamper.
It’s also deadly with a cup of coffee in front of the fire on a chilly afternoon with lights twinkling and a Christmas film on the telly! (Research!)