A wonderfully delicious food gift is always going to be a hit at Christmas time.
We make these every year and pack them up in mason jars to be delivered on Christmas day. With no cooking required (only a little melting in the microwave) they’re so easy to make! This recipe will fill four mason jars as gifts, or can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 5 days.
What you'll need:
- 300g Milk Chocolate
- 125g butter
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 200g (1½ cups) salted peanuts
- 2 Crunchie bars, roughly chopped
- 2 Daim bars, roughly chopped
How to make them:
Break up the milk chocolate into pieces and pop in a microwave proof bowl. Melt your chocolate in the microwave for a minute and a half stirring at 30 second intervals. The chocolate won’t look like it’s doing very much but it’s slowly getting softer. If it hasn’t melted fully after a minute and a half pop back in stirring at 10 second intervals until it’s molten and glossy.
In a second bowl melt the butter for one minute, add the golden syrup to the butter and melt both together for a further 30 seconds.
Using a whisk mix the chocolate, butter and golden syrup together in a large bowl.
Next roughly chop your chocolate bars.
Add your peanuts and chopped chocolate bars to the melted chocolate mixture and mix together using a wooden spoon.
The salty coating on the peanuts gets mixed up with the chocolate, honeycomb and hard toffee, and the result is a flavour explosion!
Pour the mixture into a 8 x 10 inch casserole dish lined with baking paper. Smooth the top of the mixture as much as you can and place in the fridge.
This will harden after about three hours or over night.
Once set remove baking paper, cut into slices as desired, dust with icing sugar for a festive look and if you want to keep them all to yourself - tuck in! Great with a cup of tea, even better with a glass of red wine, and amazing dipped in Baileys Irish Cream!