Clinkers are a torpedo shape chocolate coated hard fondant. Traditionally the challenge is to guess the colour/flavour on the inside. It is also one of those lollies we have a particular way of eating – either bite the end off to see the colour (and therefore know the flavour) or put it completely in your mouth and suck the chocolate off to reveal the crunchy flavourful centre.
These days they are manufactured by Cadbury and sold under the Pascall brand. There are currently 3 flavour/colours in clinkers – yellow, green, pink. You will get 16 clinkers in 100g and they contain sugar, vegetable fat, milk solids, cocoa powder, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, gelatine, cocoa mass, emulsifiers, glazing agents. They are suitable for gluten free dietary constraints.
Here is a recipe for a slice using clinkers (although you can substitute smarties, jaffas, raspberries or bananas). Enjoy!
250 grams packet of malt biscuits
200 grams clinkers
1 cup condensed milk
125 grams butter
200 grams chocolate melts
Place biscuits and clinkers in food processor and blend until small chunky pieces. In a small saucepan, melt butter and condensed milk over low heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour straight into clinker mix and stir through until well coated.
Line a slice tray with baking paper and press clinker mix into tin. Melt chocolate in bowl in microwave for 30 seconds then stir if needed melt again for 15 seconds stirring again until chocolate melts. Pour over clinker mix in slice tray, spread evenly using the back of a metal dessert spoon.
Place in fridge to set for 2 hours. Slice into squares and serve.
Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.