English Chocolate Fridge Squares Recipe

English Chocolate Fridge Squares Recipe
Fridge cakes are a popular tea time treat in the UK. They are essentially a no-bake confection that consists of rich chocolate with cookies such as rich tea biscuits, shortbread, or digestive biscuits. Nuts and dried fruits are also often added. The following English Chocolate Fridge Cake Squares are different from a traditional fridge cake because the chocolate/cookie mixture is pressed into a rectangular pan, refrigerated until set, then cut into squares. This one doesn’t contain any dried fruit or nuts, but you can add them if you like.
Once set, the squares can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. While digestive biscuits can be hard to find in the US; graham crackers are a viable substitute. Golden syrup is becoming more available at mainstream grocery stores, but you can substitute corn syrup if you can’t find it. Make sure you use high quality chocolate because the chocolate is the star of these bars; don’t use chocolate chips or chocolate with a lot of preservatives and additives (Nestlé’s has the most preservatives and additives of any American brand so definitely avoid it if possible).

32 Squares

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into small pieces (you can use high quality chocolate chips if you like)
4 ounces dark chocolate, (at least 60% cacao) broken
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 tablespoon golden syrup, or light corn syrup
8 ounces Digestive Biscuits, (or graham crackers), broken into 1/2" chunks

  1. Spray a 7" x 11" shallow glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe container (I use my 8 cup pyrex measuring cup) along with the butter.
  3. Microwave 2 minutes. Let sit for a minute or two and stir. If the chocolate isn't fully melted, return it to the oven and microwave an additional 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the whipping cream and golden syrup and stir until smooth.
  5. Add the digestive biscuits, stir to coat them, and spread into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until the mixture is set and cold.
  7. Cut into 32 squares. Once set, these bars can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 86
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 60% Protein 3% Carb. 37%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%

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