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Hummingbird Bakery chocolate fridge cake bars

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Hummingbird Bakery chocolate fridge bar
Hummingbird Bakery chocolate fridge bar
  • Makes: 12

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (plus cooling time overnight in the fridge)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The Hummingbird Bakery's choccy fridge cake bars are a crunchy treat that don't need baking! Make them in advance and store in the fridge for a sugar fix

Ingredients

  • 400g unsalted butter
  • 200ml golden syrup
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 800g digestive biscuits, broken into small chunks
  • 200g raisins
  • 33 x 23 x 5-cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

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Method

  1. Put the butter, golden syrup and cocoa powder in a large saucepan over medium heat and heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  2. Put the biscuit chunks and raisins in a large bowl and pour in the chocolate mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is well mixed and the biscuits and raisins are evenly dispersed.
  3. Press this mixture into the prepared baking tray, using a tablespoon to flatten and compress it. Cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper, then a tray covered in jam jars or tins to apply pressure on the cake and compress it even more.
  4. Leave to cool completely, then refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight if possible.
This recipe is taken from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography by Peter Cassidy
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Text Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography copyright Ryland Peters & Small

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Mariam Kaouri-Awada

these are absolutely amazing, everyone loves them. Don't hesitate to make them!

Sam

Can we use oil instead of butter

recipes at random

This is my Mum's recipe for marshmallow roll, a refrigerator cake http://recipesatrandom.com/2011/11/26/marshmallow-roll-refrigerator-cake/. It's quick and easy to make and tastes lush!

Gill

I always make these for bake sales and they sell withiin about half an hour. They're so tasty and really easy. The key is to squash them well in the fridge. Instead of a baking tray i put them in tin foil trays (the square ones that come with lids) and then it's easy to pile tins of soup on top to get a good, even weight. I much prefer them to Rocky Roads as they're less sweet, although still a chocolatey treat. Yum.

Kirsty

Nope, rocky road has marshmalows and sometimes nuts. This is, in my opinion, far superior!!

soph

r these just not rocky road bars?

Charlotte

mmmm these look absolutely delicious! x

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