With the school holidays upon us I am relying on various things to get me through. Coffee and chocolate will both play a big part in keeping me sane I'm sure.
I'm not a massive chocolate eater but tend to crave it after dinner sometimes so will send my husband out to the shops to get something.
I wondered if there was anything quick, basic with minimum ingredients that I could make at home if the cravings took hold.
Stood in Asda I wondered how many recipes I could create with just a few bars of Cadbury chocolate. You can see photos from my Asda shop on Google+.
Armed with a pack of 4 Dairy Milk bars, a standard pack of Fingers, a Crunchie, a Wispa, and a pack of Dairy Milk Biscuits as well as some other basic ingredients I headed home and got to work.
1: Mini Chocolate Fingers Cheesecake (Recipe Serves One)
12 chocolate fingers - crushed
A small spoon of butter
Add the crushed fingers to a saucepan, add the butter and melt. Once combined press into the bottom of a bowl and place into the fridge to chill for 10-15 minutes.
Add a layer of cream cheese.
In a saucepan melt 2 squares of Dairy Milk with a dash of double cream. Once the chocolate has melted pour on top of the cream cheese.
Grate a square of chocolate and sprinkle on top.
2: Mini Crunchie Cheesecake (Makes Two)
Crush the Dairy Milk Biscuits and stir in a saucepan with melted butter.
Press into the bottom of a bowl and chill for 10-15 minutes.
Melt a Wispa bar along with a tiny splash of milk, then combine in a bowl with some cream cheese.
Spread onto top of the biscuit base.
Slice a Crunchie into two, and chop up each half and sprinkle on top of the cream cheese.
3: Instant Hot Chocolate/Chocolate Hearts
Place in the fridge to chill.
Then either serve as a yummy heart shaped chocolate or place in the bottom of a mug and pour in boiling milk.
Stir, stir, stir and you have an instant hot chocolate.
4: Baked Apples with Chocolate and Raisins
Cut the apple in half and take out the seeds.
In this 'dip' running down the centre of the apple, place chunks of Dairy Milk chocolate and add raisins.
Spread a tiny piece of butter on the apple and place the apple on a baking tray.
Add a tiny bit of water and a small nob of butter to the baking tray.
Cook in an oven at 210 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with ice cream.
5: Simply and easy ice cream sprinkles.
Am I the only one who has noticed the price of ice cream sprinkles? They can be so expensive, for what they are, and in all honestly I'm not a big fan of the texture of sprinkles when served with ice cream. And judging by Charles' reaction when served with this instead of the sprinkles we usually get I'm guessing he preferred this too!
So, for a better texture, at a fraction of the cost of sprinkles, take one square of chocolate, grate half of it thinly, place the remaining half in your mouth and eat.
Sprinkle the grated chocolate onto ice cream.
I still have a bar of Dairy Milk left so once we've topped up our marshmallow stash we will be using it to make some of our marshmallow pops.
Easy, quick and cheap recipes.
Try them out.