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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Ginger Bites Recipe

I will always remember visiting my Nana when I was younger - she used to have these lunchboxes on the side in the kitchen full of baked goodies - almond tarts, date and walnut loaf and my personal favourite – Ginger Bites! This delicious chocolatey, gingery bite of yummyness has become my favourite comfort food and every time I eat it, it sends me straight back to my Nana’s kitchen, and of course, she is always there.

My Nana died 3 years ago and I still miss her every day. Her motto was ‘you’ve got to laugh’ and I think is the wisest statement (especially when said in my Nana’s Yorkshire accent) that anyone could live by. Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine and seriously, I know that life can get pretty bad but if you find something, anything to make you chuckle, giggle or laugh out loud…it may not seem so bad!

So in honour of my very special Nana, I would like to share the recipe for her delicious no-bake Ginger Bites!

Nana's Ginger Bites

300g Ginger Biscuits
120g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
100g glace cherries
200g dark chocolate, broken

1. Whizz ginger biscuits in food processor until you have fine crumbs
2. Tip crumbs into a bowl and stir in cherries
3. In  a pan, melt syrup and bitter, when melted, stir into biscuit crumb mixture
4. Press into a greased 18cm square tin
5. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water, on the hob
6. Pour chocolate over the crumb mixture
7. Once cool, transfer to fridge to set
8. Enjoy!


  1. A very special lady who would be very proud of you xx
    Your Ginger Bites taste just as good as hers.

  2. This looks very good. Our loved ones are always with us, of course.

    XO Jill


  3. I do love the combination of ginger and chocolate! Yumm! And your grandma looks so sweet. I'm sorry for your loss of her.

  4. I love the recipe for your Nana's Ginger Bites. Thanks so much for linking at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! I'll be linking up again next week!

  5. These look delicious, and your Nana looked like she laughed quite a bit:) Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! She did...and now so do we!


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