Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Choc full of yum.

Home-made chocolate- yum! I saw this idea on a blog about two months ago but I'm afraid to say I have no idea which one it was (I would hate for someone to read this and think I tried to pinch the credit). I know it seems to be a bit of a theme with anything I make but... this is really simple!
You Need:
1.Chocolate(I like a good quality organic one but buy one that suits your own taste)
2. Topping of your choice (I like sea salt, macadamias and cranberries) 
Note: sea salt works great with any topping. Other ideas that work are caramel/ fudge chunks, small chunks of white chocolate, any type of nut, crushed cinder toffee etc.
To Make:
1. Fill a pan full of boiling water. On top, place a heat-proof bowl- the key is to ensure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl, even when boiling.
2. Snap up chocolate and pop it in the bowl.
3. When the chocolate is all melted into liquid, it's done. You may need to stir it to get rid of lumps.
4. Use baking paper to line any sort of dish/ tray with sides. Pour the chocolate in and spread thinly with a spatula.
5. While chocolate is still gooey (Mmmmm) add the topping so it sets in the chocolate.
6. Pop it in the fridge to set. Once it is hard, remove and peel off the baking paper. You should be left with a slab of chocolate.
7. I prefer to snap it into chunks. I pop it in a plastic bag that I get from Hobbycraft but I'm sure you can get something similar from most baking/craft shops.
Tie a pretty bow and viola! Yummy 'homemade' chocolate. Enjoy.x


  1. I absolutely love this idea! They would've been really cute for valentines day with a bit of red ribbon on the bags or something!

  2. mmmmmmmmm! this looks wonderful! thanks for sharing!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

  3. Mmmm, this looks delicious! What a cute gift idea :)

  4. That looks so good! so many possibilities to get creative with it too!

  5. these are cute!

  6. that looks so yummy!!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your precious words!! xo

  7. i can't live without chocolate..and it looks sooo....mmm

    what do you think to follow each other??
    kisses from italy


  8. Can't go wrong with chocolate! Looks yummy!

  9. I love this idea! So simple but it makes such a great gift! Yum.

  10. You had me at "Slab of Chocolate" :) That looks yummy and easy. What could be better?