Not just for dunking in tea, the HobNob has a wealth of tasty tricks up its biscuity sleeve
Ahh, the mighty HobNob. How can one biscuit provide so much joy over the years? But despite being a staple for teatime breaks all over the UK since time began (or around that era), they're actually pretty underused. In fact, you can use them to make all sorts of amazing dishes.
They're worth so much more than just being your dunker of choice. Use them as a base for cheesecakes, no-bake chocolate treats and even a cheat's tiramisu (kind of).
1. Banoffee pie (AKA bananamel pie)
It’s all about the base. The buttery biscuit base.
2. Edible hedgehogs
Who knew the little critters would be so tasty? Switch out Graham Crackers for HobNobs and hey presto! (No animals were harmed in the making of this unbaked chocolate treat.)
3. Euro s'mores
You don’t need to be in the US to enjoy its best campfire export. For a European riff on the American classic, substitute Graham Crackers for HobNobs – an inverted chocolate-covered one is even better – and get yourself access to a naked flame and devour.
4. Tea cakes
You’ve heard of putting a cherry on top. How about putting one of those incredibly moreish miniature HobNobs on top? A simple way to add some crackle and crunch to a classic cup cake or fairy cake.
5. Who ate all the pies?
Most likely us, when we realised we could make key lime, lemon meringue and other tasty pies and tarts with these biscuits crushed into the base.
6. Cheats' after-dinner chow down
Crush some HobNobs, throw them in a cup, add some cream or yogurt, top with a little sliced fruit and drizzle on some honey or golden syrup. What have you got? A no-fuss, indulgent pud that’s sure to satisfy the sweetest of cravings.
7. HobNob sandwich
Hold the mayo, this little treat is all about throwing your favourite ice-cream down between two biscuits, squidging it together and tucking straight in.
8. Chocolate and macadamia cheesecake
If it’s good enough for Ottolenghi, it’s good enough for us. He suggests dry biscuits – and we're raising him with HobNobs!
9. Last minute granola
In something of a breakfast hurry? Try an alternative to this classic granola recipe by crumbling a couple of HobNobs into a bowl, throwing in a handful of seeds and some chopped, dried fruit. Et voilà, a cheat's granola to-go.
10. Pop ‘til you drop
Spike a skewer into your marshmallow’s derriere, dip its top in molten chocolate then dip into crushed HobNobs for a brilliant alternative to a classic cake pop.