Chocolate Slab: Kids in the Kitchen #SundaySupper

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in #SundaySupper, Sweet Treats | 27 comments

Chocolate Slab: Kids in the Kitchen #SundaySupper

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!

Chocolate Baking

Ingredients

  • 1lb biscuits
  • 4oz butter
  • 3tbsps caster sugar
  • 2tbsps milk
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • Handful of raisins
  • 6oz chocolate (for melting on top)

Method

  • 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!
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!
 
chocolate slab

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27 Comments

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. These look absolutely decadent and wonderful!

    • Thank you Renee! So gratifyingly easy to make as well!

  2. This recipe looks amazing and the perfect #Sundaysupper dessert for my kids to try. I am so glad you are such a big part of #Sundaysupper and love your inspiration!

    • Thanks Isabel! I hope I am doing enough for everyone in the group, it is just fabulous!

  3. Fun recipe! Your 13-year-old brother is on this right track! Keep us posted as his skills progress (I’ll bet they do)!

    • I will do, and I’ll pass on your kind message to him!

  4. Love this! It looks like a great way to please the sweet tooth and use up some ingredients!

    • Exactly, Jen! Very sweet and sinful, but just too tempting to resist!

  5. The crust idea is fantastic! The chocolate just adds the final touch. Great recipe to file!

    • Thanks Paula, glad you like it!

  6. Did you say chocolate? I’m definitely in!

    • haha, chocolate is a sure-fire winner!

  7. When I was growing up, I’m not sure biscuits/cookies ever stayed around long enough to get stale! This looks like something kids would LOVE to make.

    • It’s a great motivator for my little bro to resist the biscuit tin, just so he can make this!

  8. So basically a Graham cracker crust made from old cookies (biscuits) with chocolate on top. This is absolutely brilliant!

    • You got it! Simple as that :)

  9. I’ve never heard of a chocolate slab until now. It looks decadent. I’m now craving a slab of that slab (sorry for the lame pun). Happy #SundaySupper!

    • Thanks Jennie – it is decadent and so easy to make! Hope you enjoy it if you make it!

  10. I’ve made something similar before, but it had a layer of melted peanut butter chips. So good!

    • Ooh peanut butter would be a pretty good addition!

  11. Okay so I should expect my package of this when? Ha. This looks wicked good. Love it.

    • Ha thank you! The package might take too long to arrive, but it’s very easy to make yourself!

  12. Oh I am drooling

    • :) Just finished the last piece – now I need to make some more!

  13. I can practically taste this just thinking about it. What a great treat!!

    • It is a very naughty but nice treat!

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