Festive Chocolates

For me the festive period is all about chocolate. Although I love the Terry’s chocolate orange, Lindt lindor and box of celebrations as much as the next girl, dark chocolate is my favourite.

Can we please appreciate how fantastic this wood block I got for Christmas from my Uncle and his fiancé is? I mean – come on! Hands down one of the most thoughtful gifts I have received. I am totally in love with it.

I made these Christmas chocolates with Doisy and Dam 70% Coconut and Lucuama chocolate. This is not a sponsored post, nor did I get the chocolate for free. I just genuinely love their chocolate. Any dark chocolate would work for this however.

Christmas Chocolates

Orange and lime; cinnamon pear; and pumpkin chocolates. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Dark Chocolate Bar (I used Doisy & Dam Coconut and Lucuama

Orange and Lime

  • 2 clementines
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 chopped dates

Pumpkin

  • 50 g pumpkin puree
  • 10 g coconut flour

Cinnamon Pear

  • 1 chopped pears
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Orange and Lime

  1. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until thick and sticky. 

Pumpkin

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

Cinnamon Pear

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190C.

  2. Chop the pear into small pieces and coat with cinnamon and maple syrup.

  3. Add to a lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

Chocolates

  1. Line shot glasses or an ice cube tray with cling film.

  2. Melt the chocolate in a pan, ban-marie or in the microwave.

  3. Spoon a little into a lined container (e.g. the cling filmed shot glass). 

  4. Then add the fruity mixture.

  5. Then spoon more chocolate into the container to cover the fruit. 

  6. You may wish to pick up the cling filmed packet/ball and move it around a little to ensure the chocolate coats the edges, or manoeuvre into a more ball shape. It can be a little fiddly to get the desired shape but easy with practice.

  7. Then repeat for all the containers (I made 12).

  8. Put all the chocolates into the freezer to set (preferably overnight) and then store in the fridge. 

2 thoughts on “Festive Chocolates

  1. I’m no expert but, did you check to see if the bain marie was done properly? If the hot water is touching the pot with the chocolate in it then the chocolate will split because of the heat.

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