The mission of #SundaySupper has always been to get the family around the dinner table together, so what better way to encourage this by getting the kids into the kitchen and having the whole family involved in the cooking as well? It is so much fun to do with children of any age, from tots to teenagers.
Chocolate Slab is a long-standing recipe in our family; the go-to when we have stale biscuits in the biscuit tin, or when we are in need of a simple sweet treat. And it is gratifyingly easy to make, with enough bashing and mixing to keep children entertained and involved. It is a no-bake recipe and is quick to do, but children will love making it. Even my 13-year-old brother will happily make this – and if it gets a teenage boy into the kitchen, it will get anyone into the kitchen!
- 1lb biscuits
- 4oz butter
- 3tbsps caster sugar
- 2tbsps milk
- 1tbsp cocoa powder
- Handful of raisins
- 6oz chocolate (for melting on top)
Note about gluten-free biscuits: in my experience, they tend to be more crumbly and ‘dissolve’ more in the mixture, meaning that the base is often more gooey than it should be. However, this is quite delicious, it just needs to be eaten with a spoon!
- Grease a shallow rectangular baking tin and put to one side.
- Break the biscuits up by putting in a bag and bashing a few times with a rolling pin (kids love doing this!) but ensure that chunks of biscuit remain, rather than just powder.
- Put the butter, sugar and milk into a large pan and turn on the heat. Stir continuously until all the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat. (children can do this with supervision).
- Tip the biscuits, raisins and cocoa powder into the pan and stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Spoon into the tin and spread out. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.
- Melt the chocolate and spread over the top, then return to fridge for a couple of hours for everything to set.
- When chilled, cut into squares and enjoy!
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