Chocolate + Malteaser Tiffin

Mother's Day is only three sleeps away! So, there isn't much time left to sort out something wonderful you know Mum will love to open on Sunday! For last minute presents ideas, definitely check out my recent Mother's Day Gift Guide post, it may offer you some tips you hadn't yet thought of. However, don't forget, all Mum's love receiving homemade goodies, especially if they are edible and totally delicious! I might have just the recipe for you then... This one is really quick to assemble, requires zero cooking time and there are only a handful of ingredients...

For this milk chocolate and Malteaser tiffin, you will need:

200 g milk chocolate (I used 100 g of white chocolate and 100 g of milk chocolate)

25 g unsalted butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

120 g disgestive biscuits

120 g Malteasers

* For the topping *

200 g milk chocolate

25 g unsalted butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

* I took inspiration from www.bbcgoodfood.com but have altered some of the quantities of the ingredients, and, added white chocolate to the recipe too *

Begin by lining a square baking tin with baking parchment.

Fill a saucepan with a few inches of cold water and place on the hob over a low heat. Pop a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan then break the chocolate into it, plus the 2 tbsp's of golden syrup and 25 g of unsalted butter...

Make sure the water in the saucepan only simmers otherwise the ingredients will cook too quickly and you risk burning the chocolate!

Don't be tempted to stir the mixture whilst it is all melting. You can overwork the chocolate this way and it risks becoming lumpy and bumpy rather than smooth and glossy. However, at the last minute, you can use a mixing spoon to gently combine the chocolate, golden syrup and butter. Once it has completely melted, you can then remove the bowl from the saucepan and the heat to set aside to cool.

Next, you need to make the biscuit base for the tiffin. For this, you will need the digestive biscuits and half the quantity of Malteasers.

Trying to refrain from eating the whole lot along the way!

Pop the biscuits and Malteasers into a concealed sandwich bag and crush lightly with a rolling pin, until you have mainly crumbs left.

 Don't be inclined to pound the biscuits to a fine powder though. You want some chunks of biscuit left as it adds texture to the tiffin!

Now add the biscuit mix to the bowl of melted chocolate, syrup and butter; evenly combine all of the ingredients together, then transfer to the baking tin. 

Press the mixture quite firmly into the tin so the ingredients all squish together and stick to the bottom of the baking parchment.

Time to rustle up the topping! Melt chocolate, golden syrup and butter as before, then add immediately to the biscuity base. Then cover the baking tin with cling film and leave in the fridge for two hours to allow time for the tiffin to set. The long two hour wait will definitely be worth it, I promise!

Time to try a slice! A taste test is allowed, right?! 

You've got to make sure it's good enough to wrap up for Mum on Sunday...

If you've managed to hit the shops or done a little online shopping for your Mum, and rock up with your homemade batch of milk chocolate and Malteaser tiffin cakes too, then you are sure to put a smile on her face on Mother's Day :)