No Bake Branflake Cake.

Who wants life to be complicated?  Sometimes it’s nice to just throw something together, leave it in the fridge for a little while and then scoff the lot without judgement or exhaustion. Think of this as being a more indulgent, grown up form of jelly. I would actually love to know if sales of jelly have fallen in recent years – I haven’t been offered it in a long time! Lets just hope it doesn’t go the same way as the slipper or marmalade with fallen sales.

I actually made this a while ago for a picnic – I couldn’t eat another brownie and wanted something quick but easily transported so I settled on these! I have seen a lot of recipes like this but with cornflakes. The reason I have chosen branflakes for my no bake cake is because they were lower in sugar. We are already adding so much sugar to this, I wanted to cut back wherever possible. Still though, I have added pieces of vanilla fudge so in for a penny, in for a pound as they say!


right, you need:

200g bran flakes (don’t be frightened off!)

200g crunchy, sweet peanut butter

50g vanilla fudge (chopped up into tiny pieces)

100g golden syrup

100g caster  sugar

1tsp vanilla bean paste

200g dark chocolate

50g white chocolate

75g salted peanuts (chopped)

1tsp salt

Place some greaseproof paper in any tin you have or else put paper liners into a bun tin.

Grab a large bowl and weigh out your bran flakes, fudge pieces and salted peanuts. Give it a stir and leave to one side.

Melt the dark chocolate with the salt. Leave to one side.

Measure the sugar, syrup, peanut butter and vanilla bean paste into a saucepan and warm up slowly over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and everything mixes smoothly together.

Add your sugar/peanut butter mix into the bran flakes and mix everything together until all the cereal is fully coated in your sticky, peanut butter mix.

Spoon out the mixture into your chosen cake tin and cover with the melted dark chocolate. Use the back  of the spoon to ensure the whole cake is covered.

Finally, melt the white chocolate and using a skewer, mix it through the dark chocolate on top of your no bake cake to create a marble effect. Work quickly so the dark chocolate doesn’t get a chance to set.

Pop it into the fridge for at least 1 hour but over night is better if you can resist.

Once you’re ready to tuck in, simply lift the greaseproof paper out of the tin and cut into small pieces using a sharp knife.

You’d never guess they had branflakes in them!


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