Anyway, I wanted to break from the conformity and instead of serving 'After Eights' with coffee I decided on these little tiffin bites. They would be perfect for a Christmas drinks party (I love canapes but always feel a little cheated when there's no dessert). Also they would be perfect in a cellophane bag tied with a pretty ribbon and popped into a hamper.
The little sprinkle of stars make them really festive (I can't remember where I bought them but I know that in most supermarkets, by the baking bits, sell white choc tiny stars).
100g unsalted butter, melted
25g soft brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp golden syrup
170g Bourbon biscuits
150g salted peanuts
50g dried cranberries or raisins
200g milk chocolate
3 Tbsp sprinkle stars
1 Tbsp gold sugar sprinkles
You will also need a mini muffin tin lined with mini muffin cases
Mix together the melted butter, sugar, cocoa power and golden syrup in a large bowl.
Place the biscuits and maltessers in a sandwich bag and roughly crush with a rolling pin until you have bite-size shards in a variety of different shapes. Add to the bowl along with the maltesers, cranberries/raisins, peanuts and mix together to combine.
Spoon into the lined tin and pop into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Melt the chocolate, remove the tiffin from the fridge, take the bites out of the paper cases and dip into the melted chocolate, sprinkle with the stars and coloured sugar. Then leave to set.