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Chocolate Mendiants

2016-12-01

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Ingredients

  • chocolate chips: dark, milk or white chocolate
  • nuts: any variety such as hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, etc.
  • dried fruit: any variety including raisins, cranberries, candied orange peel, dried apricots, etc.
  • optional: sea salt

Method

Step 1

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate chips in a bain- marie (a double boiler) or in the micro- wave. Microwave method: Heat for 15 seconds. Stir gently with a spoon for 20 seconds until partially melted chips are coated with melting chocolate. Microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again for about 20 seconds. Continue microwaving at 10 second intervals, stirring gently in between until chocolate becomes shiny and smooth, and all the chips are just melted. Stir gently to avoid getting bubbles.

Step 2

Drop one tablespoon of melted choco- late onto the parchment and use the spoon to form a 2 inch circle (about 5cm). Continue creating no more than 5 or 6 circles at a time and allow them to set for about a minute.

Step 3

Begin decorating each circle with the dried fruit and nuts by gently laying them on top of the chocolate.

Step 4

Repeat process of creating more chocolate circles. Reheat the bowl of melted chocolate as needed in 10 second intervals to keep the chocolate smooth.

Step 5

Allow all the chocolates to set for about 30 minutes before attempting to remove from the parchment paper. Enjoy them right away, or store in the refrigerator for a few days to keep a little longer.

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