I use the ALDI brand shortbread biscuits, organic chocolate and butter and the Coles own brand marshmallows, all of which are a lot cheaper than other name brands and are just as good, if not better. I find that you can create a quality baking using own brand products.
If you like milk chocolate more than dark just adjust the ratio or go all milk or all dark, what ever takes your fancy.
|In a large saucepan melt together the chocolate, butter and golden syrup|
|Put the Brazil nuts in a freezer bag and bash them about with a rolling pin until you have different size nutty bits|
|Give the shortbreads the same treatment, only don't whack so hard, they are more crumbly than the nuts, go gently|
|Melted chocolate mixture ready for the bits and bobs|
|Now, as you see, I didn't use a big enough saucepan, lesson learnt. I had to tip everything into the bowl below|
|Give everything a really good mix|
|Until chocolate covers everything|
|Pour and scrape into a 30cm x 21cm foil tin and pop into the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up|
Turn out and cut up into squarish pieces and store in a container in the fridge with a layer of baking paper in-between layers
Over to you, what did you/do you always buy at a school fate?