A couple of posts back I shared with you how to make Fifteens, a traditional Northern Irish treat. I used plain digestive biscuits but I had none in the cupboard!!! No – how can that happen. However I did have chocolate digestives so I thought … why not!
Difficulty – very easy
15 chocolate digestive biscuits
15 big marshmallows
15 glace cherries
100 grams of desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 small tin of condensed milk
1. Blitz the biscuits until they look like breadcrumbs. Or do what I do and put them in a plastic bag and bash them with the rolling pin.
2. Put into a bowl and add the marshmallows, cherries and half the coconut.
3. Add the tin of condensed milk and cocoa and mix well.
4. Now if the mixture is very dry add a bit more condensed milk. If it’s very wet you can always add more biscuits. You want a nice solid mixture – one a spoon would stand up in.
5. Then the easiest thing is to get some greaseproof paper or similar substitute (I have used clingfilm) and sprinkle with the rest of the coconut. If you have none don’t worry just roll it on your worktop.
6. Tip the mixture out onto the greaseproof paper that has been sprinkled with coconut, or on your worktop, and roll it into a sausage shape. Don’t worry about being too precise. You just want a nice oblong shape. Feel free to sprinkle more coconut on top.
Pop it in the fridge to chill for an hour or until nice and firm.
With a sharp knife slice it into big chunky disks.