I thought I'd just do a little blog post for a very quick and simple recipe that is completely lush for both kids and adults. My daughter made some of these yesterday and I've been finding it really hard not to guzzle them all down today...
I call it a recipe, however, it's more like a couple of instructions you need to follow.
Here's what you need:
Chocolate (we used both dark and white but you can use either, both or milk too. I bought ours from Lidl as it's 35p a big bar and it's delicious! But obviously you can use whatever quality of chocolate you like...)
A selection of nuts (eg pistachio, almond, walnut, cashew etc. For ours we used pistachio and cashew)
Dried fruit - we used cranberries but you could use raisins, sultanas, cherries etc...
Any other toppings that would go with chocolate - the baking area in supermarkets have all sorts of goodies. We had silver balls, chocolate chips and even found some popping candy! A friend has used tiny fudge pieces before or you could use tiny marshmallows too...
First, chop or crush up all your toppings and have them ready to use. For ease, we put them all in separate saucers.
Then, cut up a load of squares out of greaseproof pager, approx 3in sq.
Next, melt your chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, stirring to get rid of all lumps and chunks.
Once it is melted take a spoonful of chocolate and form a little round flat on a square of your greaseproof pager. It's a bit fiddly...
Then sprinkle a selection of toppings onto the chocolate flat and wait for it to set. I pop them on a tray in the fridge once we've made them all.
Repeat until you have used all your chocolate up and once set, serve to your friends and family and watch them 'oooh' and 'ahhh' over your handiwork!!
These can also make a perfect Thank You gift, maybe for a teacher at the end of term? Present them in an old cake or sweetie tin found in a charity shop or car boot and line it with tissue paper. Also, it's probably best to keep them on the greaseproof paper to limit the chance of them melting.
There you have it - Chocolate Yums!! If anyone would like to send me any for testing please feel free ;) or if you have any genius topping ideas I'd love to hear them!