(1 ratings)
  • Makes: 24

  • Prep time:

  • Total time:

    Plus cooling time
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Make this with the kids at the weekend for a fun and easy activity that requires no cooking. With just a few delicious ingredients you can make these bars in no time at all, making them the perfect mid-week treat to pack into lunch boxes. This recipe can easily be adapted to your own tastes too, try using different dried fruits and nuts.


  • 175g butter
  • 1½tbsp drinking chocolate
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g pack rich tea biscuits
  • 200g sultanas

For the topping:
  • 360g bar of milk chocolate
  • 100g walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • 100g glacé cherries, chopped

You will also need:
  • 23 x 28cm traybake tin lined with baking parchment

If you don't have baking parchment you could use cling film or foil instead, to line your tin.


  1. Put the butter, drinking chocolate and syrup in a pan over a low heat and stir until the butter melts.
  2. Break biscuits up by hand into a bowl and mix in the sultanas. Pour in the hot melted butter mixture and stir well.
  3. Spoon into the tin, spread evenly and press it down level with the back of the spoon.
  4. Break the chocolate into chunks into a bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally to help it melt. Spread it over the biscuit mixture in the tin, then sprinkle the nuts and cherries on top. Chill in the fridge to set and cut into bars when you want to serve it.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 262(kcal)
  • Fat 16.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 5
(1 ratings)

Your comments

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter