Chocolate & ginger refrigerator squares

Chocolate & ginger refrigerator squares

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Makes 32
This quick and easy fridge cakes make a great addition to a homemade gift hamper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal136
  • fat6.4g
  • saturates3.8g
  • carbs18.5g
  • sugars14.8g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 300g ginger nut biscuit, roughly crushed
  • 140g crystallised stem ginger, finely chopped
  • 300g plain chocolate
  • 100g butter, diced



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…


  1. Line a 20 x 30cm tin with baking parchment. Mix the biscuits with most of the ginger, then set aside. Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth and glossy. Pour this over the biscuit and ginger mixture and mix together well.

  2. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the reserved ginger, then flatten the top lightly – it doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Chill for at least 2 hrs, or overnight, before cutting into small squares.

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atscotland's picture
5th Sep, 2018
This is so easy to make but a bit messy when chopping the crystallised ginger. My singing group loved it so much I was asked for copies of the recipe.
24th Nov, 2017
Easy, quick to make, and super tasty! I made these for an evening event, and got a text the next morning from a professional caterer friend saying they were "amazing" and asking for the recipe. They're very rich so recommend cutting them small as per the recipe. I did accidentally use stem ginger (the sort you buy in syrup in a jar) instead of crystallised ginger - when I realised, I compensated by putting a mixture of stem and crystallised to decorate the top. But I think I'll be making the same mistake again very soon - they're so good, I'm planning to make them very soon as little Christmas gifts.
Mrs Groodle
13th Jul, 2017
Really easy recipe & they are delicious! I made these for an Office Charity Bake-off the other week & everyone loved them. I did cut mine in smaller squares though as they are lovely & rich. Will certainly make them again.
23rd Dec, 2016
I ve made these a few times now. The darker the chocolate the better! I use high cocoa content chocolate and it makes all the difference. Otherwise they 're much too sweet. I suppose it depends on your taste.I don't like milk chocolate and make these as the ginger goes so well with dark chocolate and it's so hard to find dark chocolate goods that aren't very pricey.
29th Jul, 2016
Just delicious. I don't think you need the best chocolate - I used Lidl's basic and it was wonderful with the ginger nuts and crystallised ginger.
17th Jan, 2013
I made this for Xmas presents, a bit sweet, make sure you use the best chocolate, can't get away with the cheap stuff for this one.
10th Jan, 2013
2nd Jan, 2013
These are absolutely delicious! I made them exactly as the recipe directed, and took them to a party where they were gobbled up. Shall definitely make these again as they're so easy to make.
1st Jan, 2013
As easy and fun to make as a chocolate crispy cake, but much more grown-up! Lovely smooth chocolate/butter/syrup mixture is a great contrast to the crunchy biscuit and chewy ginger (which also gives a nice bit of heat). Will definitely make again, would make a nice gift too.
10th Dec, 2012
Made these without the stem ginger as thought they were gingery enough with all the ginger nuts! Used marshmallows instead with white choc chunks and they went down a treat! Do take along time to set though, so make day before is great! Very yummy! Will try in cake cases next time like you do chocolate crispy cakes! These are great for kids and adults alike!


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13th Dec, 2014
I substituted the Plain chocolate for Dark (70%) choc as I love dark choc. It was totally worth doing. These are very easy to make and taste lush. Have frozen some for Christmas hampers but I couldn't resist a couple of squares this morning!!
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