Toffee Crisp(ish)

Inspired by the classic Toffee Crisp bar, make these amazing bite-sized treats at home. The homemade toffee recipe is scrumptious with dark or milk chocolate.

Hawksmoor at Home: Meat - Seafood - Sides - Breakfasts - Puddings - Cocktails
By Huw Gott, Richard Turner & Will Beckett
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Introduction

Inspired by another of our childhood favourites, we coat these fun-sized tributes in dark chocolate to stop them becoming too sweet, but if you find that sacrilegious feel free to change to milk chocolate instead. Once you have the necessary moulds you can pretend you’re Willy Wonka and invent your very own chocolate bars with whatever flavours and textures you like.

Makes 9 bars

Ingredients

180g white chocolate (we use Valrhona)
25g cocoa butter (e.g. Squires Kitchen)
30g unsalted butter
60g Rice Krispies
For the caramel:
65g dark muscovado sugar
60g light muscovado sugar
125g unsalted butter
125ml double cream
1 small pinch of sea salt
500g 70% chocolate

Essential kit

You will also need a mould. We use a Pavoni Formaflex Silicone 9 Cake Pastry Mould (bought from Amazon), which contains 9 rectangular moulds 8cm x 3cm x 3cm deep (this is deeper than a conventional chocolate bar mould).

Instructions

First make the caramel. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over a gentle heat until the butter and sugar melt. Then turn the heat up to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes until thick and rich.

Place a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Add the white chocolate broken into squares, the cocoa butter and butter. Melt and stir until smooth, then remove from the heat. Add the Rice Krispies, stir well and set aside.

Put a tablespoon or so of the Rice Krispie mix into each mould and squash to bar-shape. Cover with caramel sauce and place in the freezer for about 2 hours (until they have set and can be lifted out in one piece). Remove them from the moulds, place in a Tupperware container and return to the freezer. Clean the moulds.

In a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the dark chocolate. Use a pastry brush to line each mould with chocolate, making sure that the sides are well covered. You’re looking for a decent chocolate coating, so don’t go too thin.

Put the frozen Rice Krispie bars into the chocolate-lined moulds and spoon melted chocolate over each bar until each mould is full to the top. Place the tray in the fridge and allow to set. Take them out of the fridge about 10 minutes before eating.

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