Well as so many of you seem to be leading by example and are well on the way to shedding those Christmas pounds, I thought I would join in and show you a recipe adapted from a Weight Watchers booklet for a scrumptious snack at 2 points a serving (if you are counting your points allowance) and those that aren't, well it's a lovely treat anyway!
Here are a few photographs of it in the making to tempt you....
Mix it all up...
Into the fridge for an hour or two.....
.....and good for you!
The recipe as they print it is as follows:
Chocolate Biscuit Refrigerator Cake
120g milk chocolate- I use dark as it is richer and better for you, if you find dark chocolate bitter - you won' t in this because the syrup sweetens it
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
150g shortcake/digestive biscuits - broken by hand into sizes of your choice
30g glace cherries - I don't like them so use sultanas
50g chopped dried apricots
30g cranberries - I use raisins
Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate over a bain marie or in the microwave if you prefer. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is coated in the chocolate. Spoon into a square or oblong tin lined with greaseproof paper (I use oblong as it makes the cake thinner which I prefer). Press into the tin with your palm - a messy but fun job!
Then put in the fridge for an hour or two and enjoy! They say it makes about 16 squares but because I make it thinner it tends to make more.
It is good as a pudding too and if you use dark chocolate, one little square really is enough! Promise.
So HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS!!
Warm Winter Wishes for a Wonderful Week
x x x