Little Pickers – be warned!

I made a couple of these over Easter. OMG. Talk about death by chocolate. There’s no little of what you fancy does you good about these cakes – though as they don’t ever get to see an oven, let alone bake in one, they aren’t cakes in the true meaning of the word. I think they’re what are called Tiffins in England. They’re ‘done’ in the fridge.

This is my favourite recipe but you can change it around with lots of things to suit yourself. Let out your corsets and stays,  this is for all of you with Chocolate G spots:

Chocolate Biscuit Cake


110 g  Butter
335 g  Mix of dark and milk chocolate or chocolate with hazelnuts (don’t use cooking chocolate)
3 tbsp Golden Syrup
225 g  Crushed Rich Tea biscuits
75 g    Malteasers or /and Rice Crispies
110 g  Marshmallows chopped up fairly small

1  Line an 8″ square cake tin with a double layer of cling film
2  Blend the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl    doesn’t make contact with the water). Keep stirring until all the chocolate has melted  and blended with the syrup and butter
3  Take the mixture off the heat and stir in the  crushed biscuits, Malteasers and Rice Crispies
4  Stir in the marshmallows
5  Put the mixture into the prepared cake tin and press it down to spread it evenly
6  Pop it in the fridge for a few hours

Decoration is optional but for information this is what I did.  I cut the cake into circles to fill a couple of shallow bowls

I then melted another 200g of chocolate and poured it over the top of the cakes and arranged Cadbury Flakes (broken up into lumps) and Cadbury’s Mini Eggs (it was Easter) and added a picket fence of chocolate fingers around the outside of the cake.

It’s so easy to make and goes down a treat! It’s hard to resist breaking off little bits and having a nibble so remember ‘Little Pickers Wear Big Knickers’! You have been warned!

 Covered Buttons

Am still thrilled with covered buttons and added this lovely to a pin cushion recently.

That’s all for now. Out to the garden for some sunshine. Hope you’re enjoying lovely weather, too.


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