No-Bake Traybakes

Mallow Cushions

This was another reader request. I had never heard of Mallow Cushions before but this recipe had the right name and the ingredient list sounded the same and the end result was rather yummy.

But so sticky to work with. Oh, so sticky. I’d suggest that you work quickly when mixing the melted ingredients with the dry ingredients. The marshmallows may try to weld themselves to the bottom of your saucepan. And you will need a strong arm to combine the two sets of ingredients. But it’s still a very straightforward bake and quick to make.

The recipe said to use dark chocolate. But I used milk chocolate because that’s what I prefer. Use whichever is your favorite. And obviously, if you’re not a fan of raisins in your traybakes, then you can leave it out. The traybake won’t be quite the same, as I like the chewy pieces of dried fruit that are scattered throughout, but feel free to substitute or omit in a way that suits you.

The recipe also only said to use ‘sweet biscuits’, so I used Marie biscuits. Digestives/Graham Crackers or Rich Tea (or even shortbread) would work here just as easily. Use whatever is in your pantry, or whichever is your favorite. And I’d suggest leaving a few larger biscuit chunks when you crush them. It adds a nice texture contrast to the finished traybake.

Once set, these are soft but not squishy with a nice crunch from the cookies and sweetness from the raisins. These No-Bake Mallow Cushions do look a little like Tiffin or Rocky Road, but the addition of the marshmallows is what makes the difference here. The recipe quantities make a thinnish traybake, more of a traditional size of traybake compared to some of the chunky traybakes you can get today. To be honest, I like it like this, but if you want a thicker traybake slice, then I’d suggest that you double the quantities below.

Mallow Cushions

A quick and easy no-bake traybake. Marshmallows, biscuits, raisins and chocolate.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 9 squares


  • 4 oz or 110g chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 4 oz or 110g marshmallows
  • 1 oz or 30g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 2 oz or 55g raisins
  • 4 oz or 110g crushed biscuits (eg Rich Tea/Marie/Digestives)


  • Place the chocolate, butter, syrup and marshmallows in a large saucepan and melt slowly over a low heat, stirring frequently. Warning – this gets pretty sticky.
  • When melted, add the raisins and the crushed biscuits (try to keep some larger chunks of biscuit when you’re crushing them) and mix well. 
  • Press the mixture into a lined 8inch/20cm traybake tin. This is very sticky and I used my fingers to press the mixture into the tin.
  • Put in the fridge to set and then slice into squares.


Keyword chocolate, marshmallow, raisins, traybake