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Easy handmade gifts using chocolate transfer sheets

Here is a really easy Christmas treat to make, ideal for yourself or as a gift for family or friends - Chocolate Mendiants. I made these with a little help from my niece, they are very easy.

Chocolate Mendiants with chocolate transfer sheets
Chocolate Mendiants
You need:- 
  • 1 to 2 bars of quality dark chocolate (depends how many you want to make for gifts and eat yourself!)
  • a selection of dried fruits and nuts, whatever you have in your cupboard
  • chocolate transfer sheets
Break up and melt the chocolate, I prefer to use a bowl over a saucepan containing simmering water. Here is a helpful guide to melting chocolate if you are unsure how to do it.

Roll out flat your chocolate transfer sheet transfer side up, keeping things festive mine was a snowflake design. You can buy these from the internet  or you can use a sheet of baking parchment or greaseproof paper. Spoon the melted chocolate onto the sheet in a circle shape. Then sprinkle your dried fruits and nuts, I also used the odd chocolate drop and meringue pieces. Allow the chocolate to set before packing in cellophane bags with some ribbon to these make great Christmas gifts.
  
My niece's smily face design 


I made a batch of these for Christmas gifts last year and they were well received by everyone, including Santa!
I am entering these into December's Festive Food Gifts Tea Time Treats, hosted this month by What Kate Baked and alternating with  Lavender and Lovage

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3 comments:

  1. They look great - must think about getting some transfer sheets!

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  2. This is a nice idea. Bit of a shame to hide the pattern underneath, though.


    Wishing you and your family a wonderfully magical and merry Christmas xx

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  3. This is such a fab idea, I've never heard of transfer paper but definitely need to get some!

    Jess xo

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