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Two Tone Crispies

No Bake | 26th June 2011 | By

Back along, feeling traumatised after my various roulade misadventures, I was in need of something a little simpler. Having skimmed through a chocolate baking book I was given a few years ago, but still hadn’t actually used, I thought it was time I did so. Greatest Ever Chocolate is perhaps not the catchiest of titles and it doesn’t have an author, only stating it was published by Papplewick Press in 2002 – this could be why I hadn’t taken much notice of it up until then. However, Chocolate crispy bites using rice crispies had caught my eye after the pleasure derived from the cornflake Easter Nests I made earlier this year. So chocolate crispy bites it was. My only change was to use the Co-op’s fairtrade dark chocolate with spices and orange oil rather than just plain dark, oh and CT suggested a catchier name: two tone crispies.

  • Melted 150g white chocolate (G&B) in a large bowl over hot water along with 55g unsalted butter and 1 tbsp golden syrup.
  • Stirred in 50g puffed rice.
  • Gently pressed into a 22cm round silicone flan dish.
  • Used same bowl to melt 125g orange flavoured dark chocolate with 55g unsalted butter and 2 tbsp golden syrup.
  • Stirred in 75g puffed rice.
  • Gently pressed this on top of the white layer and left to set.
  • Turned out of the mould and cut into squares, snaffling the round edgy bits as I went.
 

These were as good as I expected them to be – light, moreish and very simple to make. A nice twist on a children’s classic, the two tones made for a visually interesting appearance. The orange flavour gave a hint of sophistication and the white chocolate made for a sweet contrast. I am now thinking these would make good party food using chilli chocolate for a suprise kick! 

 
 

This also seemed like a good opportunity to try out one of the new pieces of silicone ware I won recently. I was rather drawn to having this in slices, but at the last minute, changed my mind and went for the small squares prescribed in the book.

22 Comments

  1. Rhyleysgranny

    26th June 2011 at 8:27 am

    Now who doesn’t like chocolate rice crispies. I never thought of two tone ones. Lovely idea.

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  2. C

    26th June 2011 at 8:43 am

    They look great – sweet and simple! Love the two tone effect, and like your idea of using chilli chocolate!

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  3. Shaheen

    26th June 2011 at 9:03 am

    Comfort eating that takes you back to being a child when life was carefree.

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  4. Maggie@BritishBaking

    26th June 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Such a great twist on an old classic!

    I imagine for a kid’s party you could put some food colouring in the “white” layer too to colour match it 🙂

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  5. Gloria

    26th June 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I think these look amazing!! gloria

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  6. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    26th June 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Really brilliant idea. Such fun for the kids too. Keeping it Old Skool but with a Two Tone Twist… And that’s alliteration for you! Xx

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  7. Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog

    26th June 2011 at 3:40 pm

    yummy! I could just do with some of these

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  8. Working london mummy

    26th June 2011 at 8:39 pm

    oh how yum! delicious. Brings back memories

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  9. Choclette

    26th June 2011 at 8:58 pm

    RhyleysGranny – they’d be good anyway, but this makes them a bit more special.

    C – thank you. I just think that would be fun, because people would be expecting something quite different – or perhaps I’m just mean 😉

    Shaheen – oh for the days!

    Maggie – good idea, beetroot juice perhaps?

    Gloria – you are always very kind – thank you.

    Dom – can’t beat a bit of word play (too tired to come up with a b word there) 😉

    Nom – luckily, they take virtually no time to prepare 😉

    WLM – good ones I hop

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  10. Johanna GGG

    27th June 2011 at 3:37 am

    Gorgeous! I am bookmarking this one for a time when I really need chocolate treats to impress – actually have a kids party coming up – hmmmmm

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  11. The Caked Crusader

    27th June 2011 at 7:21 am

    There are times in life when a chocolate crispie square hits the spot like nothing else! Loving the two tone effect

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  12. Maggie

    27th June 2011 at 10:34 am

    I love crispie squares and making them two tone is a great idea.

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  13. Choclette

    27th June 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Johanna – oh yes a kid’s party. It’s so easy and simple and the kids will love it, you could always use milk chocolate instead of plain.

    CC – you are so right.

    Maggie – it’s fun to have a twist on an old favourite.

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  14. celia

    28th June 2011 at 2:18 am

    I have a weak spot for chocolate crispies, a product of growing up on Australian chocolate crackles. Yours are a very grown up version, and far more sophisticated! 🙂

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  15. Jay

    28th June 2011 at 11:33 am

    This looks very very good..I am mouthwatering..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. Choclette

    28th June 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Celia – very much sounding as though you are not the only one with a week spot for these 😉

    Jay – thank you

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  17. Suzler

    29th June 2011 at 12:54 am

    What a good idea! I must try it out. I’m loving the sound of the orangey choc flavour.

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  18. Chocolate Here

    29th June 2011 at 9:04 am

    Ohlala I love this idea. Definitely one for rainy days during the holidays (ever the realist!).

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  19. oxslip

    29th June 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Yuh-um. These look like perfect midwife treats. I will def try these out on them at the end of the month. I’m usually too nervous to bake for work in case it doesn’t rise (bad experience with my boss and a rock cake), but I can’t go wrong here I hope

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  20. Chele

    3rd July 2011 at 7:44 am

    I’ll take one of those and a cuppa please ;0)
    They look like one of the proper treats you used to get when we were younger. What a blast ;0)

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  21. Foodycat

    3rd July 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Those are the fanciest rice crispy cakes I have ever seen! Lovely!

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  22. Choclette

    4th July 2011 at 6:13 am

    Suzler – it’s fun doing something a bit different from time to time.

    Chocolate Here – well a few rainy days would be good, but not too many please!

    Oxslip – great idea for work. Why didn’t I think of that? Can’t imagine many turning their nose up at these.

    Chele – oh dear, what were the unproper treats you used to get?

    Foodycat – You’ve got to pull out the stops once in a while 😉

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