Old School Chocolate Crunch

Did anyone else has a favourite dinner lady when they were at school? Because I did and one of the best desserts good ole Liz made was her version of Chocolate Crunch or as some people like to call it... Chocolate Concrete! 

Since leaving primary school and Liz's famous pudding behind (nearly 12 years ago now); I thought now was the best time to recreate it! It's SO easy to make, with only 4 ingredients and is perfect served hot with chocolate custard!

  • 400g plain flour
  • 400g granulated sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 200g unsalted butter, melted

  • 30cm x 18cm baking tin
  • Greaseproof paper 
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan, gas mark 4) and line your baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl until fully combined. 
  3. Add in the melted butter and mix until fully combined and a slightly damp consistency is achieved. Almost like wet sand! 
  4. Pour all of the mixture into your prepared tin and press down as hard as you can with either the back of your spoon/spatula or wrap your hand in clingfilm and press down; ensuring all of the corners are filled and the surface is level. 
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. When it's done in the oven, remove and sprinkle with a light layer of granulated sugar.
  6. Make a cuppa, kick your legs up and enjoy this little moment of joy (with or without your choice of custard).
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