Mary’s Chocolate Squares

Whenever we used to visit my in-laws, or they came to us, Mary, my mother-in-law, would always have made these delicious chocolate squares for us to have whilst catching-up over a cup of tea; it became a bit of a tradition!  So, when we moved to India, I asked Mary if she wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe with me, so I could make them in our new home.  One afternoon, a few of us decided to have a “bake-off”.  We each had to make two dishes to be judged.  The Domestic Prince loves these chocolate squares and so decided he would make them as one of his entries.  We all settled down to sample the entries and to cast our vote on which entry was our favourite……and much to The Domestic Prince’s joy, his entry won!!  There was stiff competition – beating off millionaires shortbread, jam and scones and a victoria sponge, to name but a few!  Testament to how delicious the squares are!  These chocolate squares are quick and easy to make, and are perfect for getting little ones involved.

Makes 48 1″ squares


  • 285g of digestive biscuits
  • 45g of cocoa powder
  • 2tbp of golden syrup
  • 55g of caster sugar
  • 170g of unsalted butter
  • 100g of sultanas or raisins (or 50g sultanas and 50g of chopped nuts)
  • 150g of milk chocolate
  1. Crush the digestive biscuits.  I tend to pop mine in a ziplock bag and give them a good bash with a rolling pin.
  2. Put the butter, cocoa powder, golden syrup and caster sugar in a saucepan and melt over a low heat.  Give a stir, so everything is combined.
  3. Add the crushed biscuits and sultanas to the butter and cocoa mixture.  Mix until all the crushed biscuits are coated.
  4. Tip the chocolatey biscuit mixture into a tin and press the mixture down with a palette knife.  I use my 7″ loose-bottomed square tin.
  5. Melt the milk chocolate and when melted, pour over the biscuit mixture and pop into the fridge to firm-up.
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy with a cup of tea!
Domestic Princess tips:
  1. Do not be tempted to use your food processor for crushing up the biscuits – it’s too powerful and will create biscuit dust instead of chunks of biscuits.
  2. I use Cadbury’s Dairy Milk for the topping, as that is my favourite milk chocolate.  However, you can use any brand you fancy!
  3. Bangaloreans – don’t buy the local milk chocolate for the topping, as it has wax in it and won’t melt.  Use Lindt’s milk chocolate, or the Galaxy chocolate from Hypercity melts well.
  4. If you want this to be slightly more “grown-up”, then substitute the milk chocolate for dark chocolate.
  5. If you like glace cherries, you can adjust the recipe to include these as well.
Thank you so much Mary for sharing your recipe!  I’m sure everybody will love them as much as we do.
With much love
The Domestic Princess




  1. Glad you are enjoying the chocolate squares. They are still the favourite with all family members and visitors.
    In reply to your previous posting on Le Creuset cookware, I have been using a variety of these for forty years, i.e. very large casserole dish, smaller casserole, saucepan, frying pan, lasagne dishes, etc. and they are still the best. The large casserole is often used for making marmalade and jams (I make 28 jars of Seville marmalade very January to last all year). Although they are very heavy, I wouldn’t be without them.

  2. This chunky pile of delicious, mouth-sized chocolate squares will be a great accompaniment to a cup of Nespresso coffee. Must try them!

  3. That’s my kind of cooking, without turning the oven on 😉
    Can I ask, if Golden Syrop is available in Bangles? If not, what’s the alternative?

  4. Domestic Prince says:

    These are awesome and very easy to make, one of my favourite homemade treats.

  5. Hi Emma, I would love to try out this recipe coz it looks very simple and tastes absolutely yum!! (Iain handed them out to the team here in Bangalore a few weeks back :))…I’m not sure where I can get golden syrup in Bangalore and was wondering if you know if they are available here and if yes, where??!!…

    • Hi Mehtab! Thanks so much for looking at the blog and taking the time to comment; I really appreciate it. And I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the chocolate squares. I’ll be sure to tell my Mother-in-Law. You can get golden syrup in a few places in Bangalore. The new supermarket in 1MG stocks it, the Spar on the Inner Ring Road in Koramangala has it and Food World Gourmet on MG Road also stocks it. Let me know if you have any luck finding it. Thanks again! xoxo

      • Hi Emma, Thanks for getting back to me on this. I actually tried the super market at 1MG road, but unfortunately they didnt have any. So I bought Maple Syrup instead as i couldnt wait any longer to try the recipe 😛 So last weekend I made my first batch and it was deeelicioius! I wanted to save some for the team but it got wiped out in 2 days!! haha :D…

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