Chocolate Mint Stuff


400g pack of digestive biscuits
5oz butter or margarine
2 tblsp caster sugar
4 tblsp golden syrup
3 tblsp cocoa powder (drinking chocolate)
1 tsp vanilla extract

1lb of icing sugar
A few drops of green colouring
1 tsp peppermint essence

150g chocolate – either milk or dark or mix of both

Use a 12×9 inch or 10 inch square tin loose bottom tin


Line your tin with greaseproof paper.

Place the biscuits in a large food bag and crush with a rolling pin until it resembles breadcrumbs.

In a large saucepan, melt together the butter, sugar, golden syrup, cocoa and vanilla extract and over a medium heat. Once melted, pour in the biscuit crumbs and mix thoroughly together. Pour this mix into the prepared tin, pressing down firmly and leave to set firm.

Place the icing sugar into a large bowl and mix together with water and a teaspoon of peppermint essence and a few drops of green colouring (adding a little water at a time) to make a thick paste,. Spread over the base evenly and leave to set until very firm.

Melt 150g of chocolate and spread over the icing layer evenly, leaving until set.

Once set, remove from tin and cut into 18 squares