Rum & White Chocolate Bars
115g plain flour
175g icing sugar
1-2 tsp warm water
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Pink food colouring
Brown food colouring
175g white chocolate
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a tin or dish appropximately 30 x 20cm.
2. Place the butter and sugar in a free standing mixer or bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Then
stir in the flour and 2 teaspoons of icing sugar and pink food colouring. Bind together until it
forms a smooth dough (add a teaspoon or two of milk if the mixture looks very dry and
floury). Knead the dough and using your finger tips press into the prepared dish, being
careful push the dough right into the edges of the dish. Prick the surface of the dough with a
fork and place in the oven baking for 10-12minutes or until golden and firm to touch. Leave to
cool in tin.
3. Meanwhile place the icing sugar, rum extract and water in a bowl along with a dash of brown
food colouring. Mix together until smooth and set aside. (For a butter-cream type filling simply
add 20g of butter to the mix).
4. Melt the white chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water.
5. Once the dough base has cooled, layer the icing mixture over it and allow to set. Finally pour
the molten white chocolate over this and leave to cool and set. (You can place the bars in the
fridge at this stage to allow to set). Once hard on top, remove from the dish and cut into bars.
- These bars can be altered in so many ways. Why not try replacing the rum extract with
peppermint extract and the white chocolate with dark chocolate? Thus creating perfect
- Word to the wise these bars are deliciously sweet so if you don't love sweet these probably
aren't for you. But play around with the recipe, replacing what you don't like with something you
really love! There's no right or wrong when it comes to baking these kind of things!
- As well as flavours play around with colours for different occasions, for example blacks and
oranges for Halloween, reds and greens for Christmas!