This is the easiest thing in the world to make. The children sometimes make it as an end-of-term gift for their teachers.


  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 300g chocolate, broken into pieces – I used 200g of dark chocolate and 100g milk chocolate
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 100g glacé cherries
  • 1 tsp icing sugar, for dusting

You could also try adding popcorn, dried fruit, chopped nuts or even Maltesers.

The first job is to line your tin. This recipe is just fine for my tin which is 25cm x 16cm.

Then, gently melt the chocolate, butter and syrup in a thick bottomed pan. Don’t allow it to get too hot, or you’ll melt the marshmallows.

Whilst the chocolate etc. are melting, put the biscuits in a plastic freezer bag and bash with a rolling-pin. Don’t go mad, you do want a bit of chunk in your tarmac.

When your chocolate has completely melted, stir in your marshmallows, cherries and any other ingredients. I sprinkle a few mini marshmallows on top, just to look pretty.

Refrigerate overnight.

This is such a rich sweet that you can cut it into pretty small pieces. Dust with a little icing sugar.