Making chocolates or sweets

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  • jetty
    jetty Posts: 3,011 Forumite
    BTW, greaseproof paper does work :D
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  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
    edited 15 December 2009 at 6:27PM
    This is copied and pasted from Pink Winged:

    15 digestive biscuits (crushed)
    15 glace cherries (chopped)
    15 marshmallows (chopped)
    half a tin of condensed milk (approx 200-250g)
    dessicated coconut

    Mix the biscuits, cherries and marshmallow in a bowl with the condensed milk. Roll into a long sausage shape on greaseproof paper sprinkled with the coconut. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours and then slice.
  • Claire_Bear
    Claire_Bear Posts: 1,372 Forumite
    I've made the mint things before so they were a bit thicker bar at the end. The way I do it is to melt bars of value milk and white chocolate in seperate bowls, smash up a bag of hard mints with a rolling pin making sure there are some small pieces and some slightly bigger chunks. Swirl the milk and white chocolate together in a tray, sprinkle the mints on top, and swirl them around a little bit too. Then when it's set in the fridge, snap it up into pieces, it's absolutely delish. I did find that it melts very very quickly in your hand though, someone was saying it's because the chocolate isn't tempered when you melt it?
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  • jetty
    jetty Posts: 3,011 Forumite
    mardatha wrote: »
    This is copied and pasted from Pink Winged:

    15 digestive biscuits (crushed)
    15 glace cherries (chopped)
    15 marshmallows (chopped)
    half a tin of condensed milk (approx 200-250g)
    dessicated coconut

    Mix the biscuits, cherries and marshmallow in a bowl with the condensed milk. Roll into a long sausage shape on greaseproof paper sprinkled with the coconut. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours and then slice.

    just made this and it's in the fridge :D Was it suppose to be a squiggy mess? I'm not sure if i used too much of the milk! :rotfl:
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  • NEgirl
    NEgirl Posts: 1,331 Forumite
    Ive made the mint chocolate today and its in the fridge setting - cant wait to try it!! :)
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  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
    Jetty yes it is kind of messy ! But just wait till it sets..... drooling here..
  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
    why do I always read threads like this when I have NOTHING NICE IN THE HOUSE TO EAT OR MAKE !!
  • nikki2804
    nikki2804 Posts: 2,670 Forumite
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    My mum loves chocolate cover brazil nuts si I bought a packet but ate some :rolleyes: so I am going to bash up the remaining ones and mix these with choccie and put into molds. Should hopefully be nice!
  • VfM4meplse
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    scotrae wrote: »
    I think that I used to smash one pack of Extra Strong Mints into one 200g bar of Bourneville

    I found 200g bars of Bourneville in the 99p Store recently - bought a load to make homemade choccies to give for gifts at Christmas...having just read Martin's blog I'm not sure it's such a good idea now! Having said that they will be very small bags....:money:

    My plan is to make a ganache by melting chocolate into double cream and adding a dash of Cointreau. I saw the Barefoot Contessa doing something similar and felt inspired.
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  • VfM4meplse
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    nikki2804 wrote: »
    My mum loves chocolate cover brazil nuts si I bought a packet but ate some

    Easly done!
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