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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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42. Chocs away!

Sticky, messy and delicious – your child will enjoy helping you make these simple chocolate treats as much as you both will enjoy eating them.

It is consistently voted the number one favourite food by children, so even the healthiest diet has to find room for a little chocolate now and again.

Chocolate refrigerator cake (makes 8 slices)

All children will love pounding the biscuits for this simple, no-cook recipe.

Line a 1lb loaf tin with lightly greased foil. Place 350g/12oz digestive biscuits (this also works well with Ginger Nuts) in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until you have a bag of small pieces and crumbs. Tip the crumbs and 50g/20z dried fruit (glace cherries, raisins, chopped apricots, pears or chopped dates ...

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