I had these recently at an afternoon tea and my oh my it was love at first bite! I recall having these years ago but had no idea what they where called. I knew I had to find the recipe and recreate it. It turns out they are a popular tray bake from Northern Ireland called Fifteens. The traditional recipe calls for fifteen of each ingredient hence the name. It is far too easy to make and no baking is required. I fear the ease of this recipe may be a very bad thing for my thighs!!
FIFTEENS TRAY BAKE
15 Digestive Biscuits (I think Graham’s Crackers for US readers are similar to Digestive Biscuits)
15 Glace Cherries
150ml Condensed Milk
Coconut Flakes to coat
Chop up the Marshmallows and Cherries and place in a bowl.
Add the crushed biscuits to the bowl ( to crush the biscuits finely use a food processor or place the biscuits in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin/mallet)
Pour in the condensed milk
Mix everything together well, it looks a bit odd at this stage but it will work out ok
Sprinkle some coconut flakes onto foil
Place the mixture on the foil and roll out into a log shape
Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours or even better overnight
Unwrap from the foil slice or cut into small squares and enjoy!
The above version is made using mini marshmallows and cut into bite size pieces which is great for parties!
(You could also put the mix in a tray cover with melted chocolate, chill and cut into small squares but they are very sweet as they are so I prefer this traditional version)