You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits for these – pineapple and mango give them a lovely flavour.
100g golden syrup
200g dark chocolate, chopped
100g milk chocolate, chopped
100g coconut Nice biscuits
80g dried banana chips
100g dried tropical fruit (we used mango and pineapple), roughly chopped
50g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
50g mini marshmallows
50g desiccated coconut
1 ball stem ginger, finely chopped
Line a 20 x 20cm baking tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, golden syrup, chocolate and a pinch of salt into a saucepan. Set over a low heat and gently melt, stirring from time to time, until you have a glossy liquid.
Crumble the biscuits and banana chips into a large bowl, leaving some pieces larger than others to create a bumpy texture. Add the dried fruit, nuts, marshmallows, coconut and ginger, and pour over the chocolate mixture. Stir well, ensuring that everything is well coated, then tip into the tin. Use a spoon to press the mixture down and level the surface.
Chill for at least 2 hrs or until firmly set. Cut into 16 squares and pack for a picnic. Store in a tin for up to 3 days.
296 kcals • fat 20g • saturates 11g • carbs 26g • sugars 19g • fibre 3g • protein 3g • salt 0.2g