Thursday, 17 April 2014

Chocolate Salty Weirdness

Hey Peeps!

I miss my shoes!!! They are currently still languishing in the packing boxes they were lovingly (I'm assuming they were lovingly placed as I was lucky enough to have a removal company pack up my life for me so I didn't do it personally) placed in. Their new home is still being made although we are out of the construction phase and into decorating now which is exciting!

I'm heading to a lovely thatched cottage in the country for the Easter weekend which belongs to some fabulous family friends who have kindly offered to take Chi and myself in (that makes it sound like we are some random strays.....but we aren't...honest). There will be some yummy food, lots (LOTS) of wine and many many games of Crazy 8's which I am very much looking forward to.

Being the perfect guest that I am (yup that's right I'm perfect) I have made some of my favourite treats to bring with me along with the wine and Prosecco. Small Girl Type Creature (who is turning 18 in a few weeks time....how did that happen???) first introduced me to this Nigella recipe and it's been a firm favourite ever since.
You'll need.....

200g/7oz Dark Chocolate
100g/3.5oz Milk Chocolate
125g/4.4oz Butter
3 tbsp Honey (Nigella recommends Golden Syrup)
250g/8.8oz Salted Peanuts
6 x 40g Crunchie Bars
Petit Fours cases or a lined baking tray or a foil tray

Break up the chocolate in to small pieces then add the butter and honey to a bain-marie over a low heat and keep stirring till it's glossy and smooth.

Tip the peanuts into a large bowl and crush the Crunchie bars over the top.

Take the melted chocolate mixture off the heat and pour over the peanuts and crushed Crunchie bars and mix together.

Now you can either pour the mixture into the lined baking tray/foil tray or spoon the mixture into the petit fours cases. I like the petit fours cases because as you can imagine it's very rich so I like the small bites. If you are using a tray make sure to smooth the mixture into the all corners.

Place it in the fridge for at least two hours or until it's set.

EAT! (But not all at once or you'll be sick.)

As I say these are one of my favourite treats, they are so easy to make and taste amazing, the salty peanuts balances out the serious sweetness for a yummy mouthful of chocolate salty weirdness. Chocolate is ubiquitous with the Zombie Jesus weekend so what better to bring with me? I might even get invited back again.

4 comments:

  1. If I wasn't allergic to nuts I'd be making this right now! xx

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    1. ahhhh that sucks they really are awesome x

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  2. What is the Zombie Jesus weekend?

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  3. Zombie Jesus = Easter weekend. Jesus rises from the dead = zombie Jesus ;)

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