The ultimate rocky road, sticky toffee, crispy cakes

I would only make these around Thanksgiving or Christmas as they go in a flash. They are little cakes of one’s fantasies that you don’t even need to bake!

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3 x boxes (14 oz) Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers (For US friends, you can get these at Costplus World Market or online)     Here is a picture of what they look like.
8 oz pitted Medjool dates
11 oz Green and Black’s 72% chocolate
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7 oz butter
4 oz mini marshmallows
4 oz Rice Krispies

Line a 8” by 12” cake pan with baking parchment, leaving flappy bits hanging over the sides to use as handles for pulling the cake out of the pan.
Chop fingers into small, bite-sized pieces (the Cadbury’s chocolate fingers that is – not your own).
Whizz the dates in a food processor until they turn into a smooth paste.
Melt the chocolates and butter in a bowl set over a pan of warm water.
Stir in the dates and mix until combined.
Add the chopped fingers, marshmallows and crispies. Stir to incorporate evenly.
Scrape into the prepared cake pan and spread with a spatula. Leave the cake to set in the fridge for an hour or so, or for as long as you can put off eating it (whichever comes sooner).
Unmold and cut into squares.

Easy pumpkin pie fudge

This recipe is from the food blogger “” and I want to share it as is, no tweaking.
Such a great idea to get that  concentrated pumpkin pie blast of flavor in a small bite.

Yields 48 pieces

1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
12 oz white chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tsp really good vanilla essence

Line an 8” by 8” baking dish with non stick aluminum foil.
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
Heat over medium heat.
Bring to the boil and allow to boil for 12 minutes, stirring often.
Remove from the heat and stir in the white chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Stir in the vanilla.
Pour into the prepared pan and chill until set.
Cut into squares.


Ice cream pie !!

You can have fun with this and it’s over the top, but everyone loves it

1 x Graham cracker crust (store bought) or Graham cracker cookies and melted butter mixed together then, pushed flat into a pie dish with high (ish) sides, then refridgerated for 1 hour.

1 x 12 oz can evaporated milk
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 quart of chocolate ice cream or another flavor
1 cup toasted sliced almonds
1 x 12 oz package of semi sweet chocolate chips (good brand)
whipped cream for garnish if you want
Combine chocolate chips, 1/2 the marshmallows  and the evaporated milk in a saucepan. Cook until marshmallows melt and cool completely.
Layer half the ice cream on the bottom of the pie crust, then top with half the chocolate sauce and half the almonds and marshmallows that you didn’t melt.
Layer the other half of ice cream and finish with the sauce and more almonds and marshmallows.
Let stand at room temp before serving and top with whipped cream and more almonds if you want.