So, the Outlaws are in town this year end, which gives me the opportunity to poach one of their favourite dessert recipes, lovingly named ‘Doggie Biscuits’ by the Barn Owl.
This chocolate-based dessert would probably make the worst dog biscuits ever (unless you’re secretly plotting a poisoning of that yapping midnight horror from downstairs), but they sure do make a deliciously satisfying snack! Additionally, this is a fun no-bake dessert to get the kidlets involved in some messy and rewarding fun.
This easy to make dessert is a big favourite in the Owls Well household, and the kids ALWAYS ask their grandma to make some for them (at the behest of the Barn Owl, of course). By the way, I have also included additional Thermomix instructions at the end of the recipe for those of you who own magic stirring pots.
The Outlaw’s Doggie Biscuits Recipe
- 12-15 Digestive Biscuits (about 250g)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup (you can also use honey or molasses. We used a date syrup.)
- 100g unsalted butter
- 1 bar of chocolate – roughly 200g (we used Cadbury’s Old Gold 70% Chocolate)
- Place digestive biscuits in a ziplock bag, squeeze out as mush air as possible, then smash the biscuits into smithereens using a rolling pin. The best way to do this is to get a Batgirl to help you using an old wooden train whistle.
- Melt butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of hot water. Add golden syrup and cocoa powder, then mix until smooth.
- Add smashed up biscuits to the mixture, mix together, then pour out into a greased 13×9 inch cake tin to cool.
- Pack the biscuit mixture down tightly to form the base of the cake. Use your (clean) hands!
- Eat biscuit mixture off hands, then wash hands.
- Break the chocolate up into pieces then melt in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.
- Once the chocolate is melted, pour over the biscuit base and spread it out as evenly as possible
- Lick excess chocolate off spatula
- Let the cake cool, then place the cake in the fridge for the chocolate to set
- Cut into pieces to serve!