Your favourite chocolate, but as a pie. It's extra and it's indulgent...
A recipe for when you want a little something extra from your afternoon snack
You know how it is when you've had an early lunch and it's hours till dinner, but you're peckish and need a little something to keep you going? We've all been there. What better to tide you over than the quaint old biscuit?
A quaint old biscuit... made into a pie, that's what.
The inspiration for this came from having a tonne of leftover filo pastry which, I appreciate, is not something everyone is going to be able to relate to. But I urge you to get your hands on some, because it transforms anything into an absolute treat.
So, that afternoon snack we're craving. A rummage in the biscuits revealed a couple of Twixes, also known as King of Biscuits. Then the lightbulb moment of realising I had pastry that needed using, and I had already cut into convenient little squares...a plan was born.
You can select your own 'King of Biscuits' for this. I am positive a Mars bar or a Galaxy Caramel would be amazing, but this was quite the unexpected afternoon luxury...
- 1 Twix per person (or substitute for any other snack type bar)
- Spray oil
- Shop-bought filo pastry cut into squares, about 8x8 inches
- Sugar, if you like
- Spray a thin mist of oil onto a baking tray.
- Place one filo square onto the oil and give that a couple of sprays.
- Place another filo square onto that, at an angle, so it starts to look spiked at the edges. Mist this with oil too.
- Repeat with as much pastry as you like!
- Half your chocolate bar and stack it, one half on top of the other, on the pastry pile.
- Mist with oil and place another pastry square on top, tucking it in round the sides, then oil that too.
- Take all the spiked edges of pastry and bring them together at the top, like a parcel.
- One more mist of oil, for luck, and sprinkle some sugar if you like it super sweet.
- Bake at 160 for around 12 mins or until the pastry is going golden.
- Leave to cool, particularly if there is caramel in the pie as that will be like a nuclear reactor for about 10 minutes.