Saturday, November 27, 2010

LATE BUT LOVELY!



Oh man, I really am a ninny - I spent an unhealthy amount of time thinking of the ideal caramel and chocolate combination for this months We Should Cocoa Challenge - and then I forgot to actually post my creation!!!!

Anyway, I have to write about these chocolate/malteser/rolo morsels - everyone I have given them to has asked for the recipe.  My walking buddie's daughter wants it as her birthday cake this year and my nephew has requested it for Christmas Dinner!!

I have to say that it should be hidden from anyone with cholesterol or diabetes issues - not recommended!!  But for the rest of us - this has to be tried.  You can of course play around with the different sweets, whatever you fancy will be good.

I got the original idea from the dishy Eric Lanlard's book Home Bake, and altered it to suit my taste - just don't make this when you are going to be alone with nobody round to help you eat it - you have been warned!!!



Malteser and Caramel Squares

Line a 8/9" (20/22cm) square tin with baking/parchment paper.

100g/3 1/2oz                butter
200g/7oz                      milk chocolate (broken into pieces) (or a mixture of dark and milk if you prefer)
3 tbsp                           golden syrup (I'm sure honey would be good too)
225g/8oz                      digestive caramel biscuits (or whatever biscuits you fancy)*
37g                               Maltesers
130g                             Rolos (chocolate covered caramel sweets)
48g                               Galaxy Caramel Bar - chopped.

For Topping (Optional)

74g (2 pkts)                 maltesers
50g/2oz                        melted white chocolate


Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a medium sized saucepan.
Add the crushed biscuits and coat well with the chocolate.
Add the sweets and stir together quickly so the chocolate  on the sweets doesn't melt.
Pour into the prepared tin, press into an even layer.
Leave in the fridge until cold.

If using the topping -
Chop the Maltesers and sprinkle over the cake - while still warm.
Drizzle with the melted white chocolate.

* The original recipe asks for plain digestives - the caramel chocolate ones are even better.

Enjoy.

21 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Sorry I can't write right now, I'm about to enter into a sugar coma. Wow, this is amazing. My kids would love this. Thanks again for another delicious recipe.

Jennifurla said...

Scrumptious, I am in front of a fire right now and would love to have a plate of this...for me..perhaps I would share...probably not.

chrischaos said...

mmmm totally yummy looking

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OMG, my fillings are aching at the thought of biting into this delicious dessert! Do you deliver?

Chele said...

I'll be off to the gym now lol. Looks like a true chocoholics delight, send us the normal details over to the inbox along with a photo and I'll add it to the round up Hun ;0)

C said...

Looks lovely - how can a combination of sweets and chocolates not be!

somesaycocoa said...

Good old malteasers ... Do you remember the ad with the ladies enjoying a malteaser before the ballet! 'malteasers before the performance'

Sommer J said...

oh.my.word.
this looks deliciously evil!! mmm chocolate!!!

Brownieville Girl said...

FBMKW - Thank you, perfect for the kids (at least they are an excuse for making (and then eating) it!!!

Jennifurla - even I have to share this one!!!!

Thanks Chris

OBaCS - LOL know exactly what you mean!!

Chele - you are a real pet - thanks a million.
P.S. Hope gym went well!!!

C, very true :-}

somesaycocoa - can't remember that ad, don't like the new "naughty" ads though.

Sommer, thank you so much.

Choclette said...

Wooow, chocolate caramel overload - looks fantastic. Was hoping you would be entering the challenge as you always come up with such brilliant creations.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

good LORD woman! These look AMAZING!!! A heart-attack on a plate type of amazing... but amazing none the less!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These look really nice, I think I've done posts where I get them up in time but forget to email the person doing the round up. I've got that book - I must have a closer look to see which thing it was that inspired you.

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Irresistible - but surely these are against some sort of health and safety directive.

Brownieville Girl said...

Choclette, really appreciate you saying that (she types grinning from ear to ear :-})

Dom - think I'll join you on the healthy eating kick, had waaaaay too many of them.

Good to know someone else does that type of thing too Sarah.
P.S. It was the Malteser Squares page 140

Think you might be right there Phil :-}

The Caked Crusader said...

A large slice of that right now would be much appreciated! I love the maltesers on top - they make it such a nice shape

Jacqueline said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my!!!!! I am speechless, but want some!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Absolutely decadent, what great flavours. Hope you got one left for me!
*kisses* HH

Brownieville Girl said...

CC - Thank you, I didn't make a great job of drizzling the white chocolate though!

Jacqueline - I know!!

HH - I'm more than happy to throw another batch together for you :-}}

Nessa Robins said...

Yum- lovely combination...a chocolate biscuit cake meets rocky road! Delicious, must try it out but as you said make it when you have a crowded house. A cake like this I would keep cutting off little bits for myself!!!

Danielle said...

Yumm, it looks amazing! I spend a lot of time thinking about things I should bake too.. you're not alone!

Jannett said...

what a fabulous looking cake. :)