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Dark Chocolate Thins

A sophisticated and indulgent treat for chocoholics that could not be simpler to make, look attractive served after dinner with coffee and make good presents when wrapped in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon. Chocolate has many health benefits in moderation – but only when it contains 85% cacao or above! Rich in antioxidants and minerals, a couple of thins make healthy eating a pleasure! Add to the benefits with toppings of nuts or dried fruit.

Ingredients:

  • 200gm 85% good quality dark chocolate

Suggested toppings:

  • rose petals
  • chopped pistachios
  • almonds, walnut & pecan halves
  • Sea salt crystals
  • chopped apricot
  • freeze-dried cranberries, blueberries, raspberries etc
  • edible flowers

Method:

  • Chop pistachios and apricots if using. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Roughly chop the dark chocolate. Place in a heat proof glass basin over a pan of water that has been brought to simmer, and turned down to a low heat, stirring with a silicone spatula as the chocolate melts.
  • Take teaspoons of liquid chocolate and drop onto the prepared tray working quickly before it solidifies. The melted chocolate will spread into a circular shape.
  • Decorate with choices of topping before the chocolate discs have set.
  • Transfer the tray to the fridge and leave to harden for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the discs with a spatula and place on serving dish. Keep in the fridge until required. The thins can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in a sealed container between new parchment sheets.