According to My Legoman’s Mostly Foodie Days Of 2022 calendar, yesterday (January 8th) was National English Toffee Day. It’s a day late as yesterday I was holed up in bed full of the shivers, fever, aches and pains after having my Covid Booster on Friday afternoon. Thankfully I feel a lot better now, although my FitBit decided to send me an alarm telling me my heart rate was too high for someone resting. At the time I felt a bit feverish but it did put the frighteners on me.
I love toffees and whenever we get a pack of mixed mints for long car journeys on holiday in the UK, I always grab the mint toffees first! I couldn’t think what to bake with toffee, apart from a recipe I have for Mint Toffee Choc Crispie Squares. And what’s more, it’s a no-bake recipe and so quick to make!
If you don’t like mint, you could always substitute for plain toffees and use plain chocolate instead of mint chocolate. I know lots of people love mint (it’s my favourite flavour) but I know it’s not to everyone’s taste. My late Dad loved mint chocolates and I’m sure he would have loved one of these to try. The only thing is with the mint chocolate is you have to look out for the bars which contain little mint pieces and not fondant centres. Alternatively, you could always use dark chocolate and up the mint flavouring with some peppermint extract if you have that.
MINT TOFFEE CHOC CRISPIE SQUARES
Line a 23cm/9″ tin with baking parchment.
- 150g mint toffees https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/walkers-mint-toffees-bag-150g
- 100g unsalted butter
- 200g mint chocolate https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/308088706
- 150g Rice Crispies cereal
- Topping- optional: another 200g of mint chocolate.
First, put the butter and the toffees into a pan on a gentle heat until melted.
Meanwhile, melt your chocolate. I melt my chocolate in the microwave as I find this much easier for me.
When the chocolate is melted, combine with the rice crispies until all the crispies have been covered with chocolate.
Spoon into the prepared tin and flatten with the back of a spoon or a potato masher.
If you would like a topping for your crispie squares, then melt the other 200g of mint chocolate. Spread this carefully onto the top of your crispie mixture,
Put it into the fridge to set. After about half an hour, cut the crispies up into pieces. I have chosen to make 16 squares but you can have them bigger if you want.
Leave to set completely, then remove from the tin.
Let me know if you do have a try at this recipe or if you have adapted it in any way. I love orange chocolate as well, maybe I might test out a chocolate orange one in the future.
Love Sam xx