Wagon Wheels

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
25 mins

Ingredients

300g milk chocolate

Round oat digestives

handful white marshmallows

seedless raspberry jam (optional)

Who doesn’t like a wagon wheel?! Well, not the wheels on a horse wagon, the amazing chocolate marshmallow treat that is wagon wheels, even the wagon wheel jammie ones too with the secret layer of jam inside, oh yeah! Here’s how to make your own from scratch using a microwave only and some ready made things! Make sure you take on board the tips here as it’ll help you for sure!

First up get some nice oat biscuit digestives, nice round ones like the wagon wheel shape and lay them smooth side facing up. Place on marshmallow in the middle of the biscuit and microwave at full blast power keeping your eye on the marshmallow for roughly 10 seconds, it will suddenly (very suddenly) shoot up and expand, the moment this starts to happen, open the microwave door and it will deflate slightly, it should roughly settle around the area of the biscuit. You can use a knife if it needs a little movement. Repeat this for as many that you want to make, considering that two biscuits will make one wagon wheel.

The marshmallow will firm up quite easily but if you want to be sure, place the biscuits in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to help set it some more and help with the wedging together and them not oozing out.

If making a standard wagon wheel recipe, wedge two marshmallow biscuits together gently, and place back in the freezer for another ten minutes to help set the marshmallow together and cool the biscuit to help the chocolate set quicker. If you want to make a jammie wagon wheel, layer half a teaspoon of jam on one melted marshmallow side and wedge with a blank marshmallow biscuit to seal it in. Again, put in the freezer immediately on a small lined tray just to help them firm up. For both methods there is no need to press down on the biscuit as gravity will push them together naturally, if you push them some could escape from the sides.

Meanwhile melt your chocolate in 30 second blasts stirring in between in the microwave, until smooth. Paint the wagon wheels on one side with chocolate using a spatula, just a light coating – this will be the bottom of the biscuit. Return to the freezer for 5 minutes or until that chocolate has set. The already cool biscuit should accelerate the firming up of the thin coat.

Once set remove from the freezer, place the wagon wheel biscuits chocolate bottom side down on a wire rack and drizzle over more chocolate, let it settle and coat the biscuit / marshmallow fully, then lift off and back in the freezer or fridge to fully firm up and set the chocolate.

I actually found them best served cool, they taste so  fresh this way, it’s a really fun recipe to try so good luck and let us know how you get on!

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