For when you really need some energy to get you through the afternoon, this 'cake' is easy and quick to make around the demands of your insomniac baby and/or toddler. It does really need a couple of hours to set solid in the fridge, but that is not essential, you can just eat it with a spoon.
In a large bowl:
Tip in 225g or so of digestive biscuits and bash them up into quite small pieces with a rolling pin
Mix in a 100g bag of Maltesers
In a saucepan melt together:
Approx. 250g of your favourite chocolate (although cheap stuff works just as well). Or you could try a few Mars bars which sounds rather tasty
2 tbsps caster sugar
2 tbsps golden syrup
2 tbsps cocoa powder
If you like, there is room to add in various other ingredients - nuts, dried fruit, mini marshmallows, more chocolate pieces...
Mix it all up together, press firmly into a suitably lined cake tin to a depth of about 2cm, and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Can you say sugar rush?
Keep a close eye on it, as it has a habit of disappearing while it cools. If sharing with a toddler, place toddler securely in high chair and apply a bib, keeping baby wipes handy.