Bar-Ones are South African chocolates consisting of a layer of malted nougat topped with a layer of caramel and covered in milk chocolate.
Somewhere along the line, somebody discovered that melting Bar-Ones together with a little cream makes for a fabulously rich chocolate sauce. You get the taste of the malted nougat, and the gooey consistency of the caramel, all in a chocolate matrix – it’s the best of all possible worlds! Served hot over vanilla ice cream, I can think of few simpler (or guiltier!) pleasures.
200ml whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Cut the Bar-Ones into 1 cm thick slices and place in a bowl.
Set the bowl over a pot of boiling water and allow the chocolate to melt.
The nougat and caramel will take longer to melt than the chocolate, so stir vigorously until all the lumps have melted.
Remove from the heat, add the vanilla essence and cream and stir well.
You can add a little milk if the consistency is too thick.
Serve hot over vanilla ice cream.