Cyprus Christmas biscuits > Chunky Choc Nut Bars

Posted On December 11, 2006

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Scrumptious treats either for yourself or to give as gifts

Ingredients >
1 quantity vanilla shortbread
2 tsp cinnamon added to the flour
400g mixed unsalted whole nuts
175g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
175g milk chocolate, broken into pieces

Method >
Preheat the oven to 180°C/375°F/gas 4. Grease the base and sides of 2 shallow 28cm x 18cm baking tins and line with parchment.
Divide the dough between the tins and press it into the base and corners. Scatter with the whole nuts, making sure they are evenly distributed. Press deeply into the dough to secure.
Bake for 40 minutes until the nuts and edges are golden. Carefully lift out of the tins, still on the paper and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, melt both types of chocolate in separate bowls set over pans of simmering water. Cut slabs of biscuit widthways into slices and drizzle diagonal lines of melted plain chocolate over them, using a fork. Drizzle the milk chocolate over the plain and leave to set. Cut each biscuit in half widthways and store in an airtight tin.
Wrap bars prettily as gifts for unexpected guests over the festive season. Makes 44.