Chocolate fridge cake bars

(29 ratings)
Chocolate fridge cake
Chocolate fridge cake
  • Serves: 6-8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

There's no baking involved in this rocky-road type chocolate fridge bars. Just stir in all your favourite ingredients like raisins and biscuits, pop in the fridge and it's done


  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • Rind of half an orange
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 175g butter
  • 175g digestive biscuits
  • 125g raisins
  • 100g glace cherries, washed, dried, quartered
  • 75g dried apricots, finely chopped
  • Handful of flaked almonds or chopped hazelnuts (optional)
You'll also need:
  • 8in/20.5cm shallow cake tin

Add some good muesli or rice crispies, large bits of crumbled meringue or chopped marshmallow if you like


  1. Break up the chocolate. Tip it into a heatproof bowl. Add the rind, syrup and butter. Sit it into the top of a pan of gently simmering water, keeping the base of the bowl clear of the water. Leave to melt slowly, without stirring.
  2. Tip the biscuits into a freezer bag or similar. Bash into multi-sized bits with your fist or a rolling pin. Tip into a second bowl. Add the dried fruit, cherries, nuts.
  3. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat. Stir till smooth. Pour into the biscuit and fruit mix. Stir briefly till well coated.
  4. Line a shallow cake or brownie tin with clingfilm: Lay two bits of clingfilm across in a cross shape then mould it down to fit the base, corners, sides, bringing it up over the rim. Get it as smooth as you can.
  5. Tip the cake mixture in and spread it gently until even. Leave to cool then put it in the fridge. It should be ready to in 2 hours.
  6. Remove the cake from the tin: Pull on the film, or run a sharp knife between it and the tin or press the base up to release. Turn the cake out onto a plate or board if you want. Cut as much as you need into small squares. Sit these into cake or sweet cases for a posh tea party or just get stuck in.

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i too made this put in super berry granola an choc chips, for really choc- aholics


Love this recipe. I'm not a big fan of dried apricots, so replaced them with raisins and they were still delicious. As Sian mentioned below, you can get rather creative with this recipe. :)

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This is my Mum's recipe for marshmallow roll, a refrigerator cake It's quick and easy to make and tastes lush!


I made a version on this. I used just milk chocolate and put various different types of biscuit, mixed fruit, cherrys and then mixed some cubes of white chocolate with dried strawberry in. It has been a very big hit but it quite sweet and sickly. Next time I am going to try putting it either in bun cases or in blobs on a tray covered in clingfilm to make bite sized pieces. I am also thinking of adding cornflakes or something similar, a broken up crunchie or some malteasers.


Hi - I made a version of this last night and it's yum! Had no Golden Syrup so used honey. Put a splash of Cointreau in as I had no orange AND used just dried apricots, digestives and almonds but it turned out lovely! Proves that recipes can be adapted to suit what's in your cupboard and still work. Thanks Goodtoknow! x

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