The title is strange I know, but there is good reason.
This is a non-baked treat which Gill at the work makes for charity bake sales. It is heavenly but lethal (hence the death part of the name). It is chocolate with more chocolate and is so divine. I wanted to make it for my friend Claire who was visiting us at our new house for lunch one day, so Gill kindly passed me the recipe.
Claire is a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk fiend, she loves the stuff. Her brother literally sends her boxes of Cadbury’s chocolate at Christmas time. I knew Claire would love this particular treat as it is best when made with Dairy Milk. You could use other chocolate, but it really wouldn’t be the same.
Usually you make it with added Maltesers, but I wanted to ‘Easter’ it up a bit so used the Malteaster mini bunnies (hence the muddy bunnies bit) that are out at the moment and some micro eggs. These sadly weren’t Cadbury’s but you could use their Mini Eggs too for the full on effect.
I plonked the bunnies upright in the bath of chocolatey ‘goodness’ where they settled quite nicely. When Claire and her son Matthew came to visit us the following day, I made some sandwiches and other bits, but the ‘piece de resistance’ finale was the ‘Death by Muddy Bunnies’. Claire loved the wee bunny ears sticking up and thought they made a perfect handle with which to grab the pieces by.
Give this a try with or without the bunnies and mini eggs. If you are making this outwith Easter time, simply substitute 300 grams of regular maltesers, which you can halve or just pop in whole.
Either way this is a decadent ‘traybake’ which would be sure to go down well at your Easter bash or guaranteed to make a few bucks at your next bake sale!
Death By Muddy Bunnies
A chocolate tray'bake' set in the fridge.
- 110 grams unsalted butter
- 4 generous tablespoons golden syrup
- 700 grams Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate
- 225 grams Digestive biscuits
- 3 packs Malteaster Bunnies
- 100 grams Micro Eggs
- 300 grams Maltesers
- 2 Cadbury Flakes
Line a 9”x9” baking tray with foil or greaseproof paper.In a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt 300 grams of Dairy Milk, the golden syrup and the butter together.Once melted add the crushed digestives and stir to fully combine (if just using maltesers, add them at this point).Transfer to the lined baking tray and press down firmly.In another bowl, melt the remaining 400 grams of Dairy Milk over the pan of simmering water.Pour the melted chocolate over the digestive chocolate mix and add the bunnies and mini eggs.Finally crumble the Flakes over the top.Place in the fridge for one hour. Remove and cut into pieces then return to the fridge for another couple of hours, or overnight.Once set, remove from the tray and watch everyone enjoy!
DetailsPrep time: Chill time: Total time: Yield: 9"x9" slab cut into pieces
I'm entering this recipe into this month's Tea Time Treats, hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and this month Janey at The Hedgecombers. The theme this month is Easter and Spring.
Disclosure Statement: I have NOT been paid by Cadbury's for this post!