Home made chocolate slabs

Quackers
Quackers Posts: 10,157 Forumite
My 13 year old who is, as usual, skint has made these over the weekend for her friends for Xmas.


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She is sooooo proud of them and I can see everyone getting one from her next year. Unless she cannot wait until then and we all get one for our birthday. biggrin.gif

Not that I'd be complaining.

Mmmmmm, chocolate :)

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Chocolate slabs cost £7+ in posh chocolate shops, but irresistible homemade equivalents are super-easy and cheap to make.

You need:

  • A silicone cake or loaf tin
  • 2 x bars of cheap milk chocolate (this doesn't work with high quailty chocolate)
  • 1 x bars of cheap white chocolate (try Lidl)
  • Chocolates to decorate, eg, Maltesers
  • A clear bag and some ribbon

To make:

  1. Melt the chocolate, either in a bain marie or in the microwave (if using a microwave, melt in 30 second bursts and leave 20 seconds between each go).
  2. Pour into the silicone tray and decorate using the 'extras'.
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight and once set, pop out of the mould.
  4. Package in cellophane and tie with a ribbon.

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  • Emms
    Emms Posts: 956 Forumite
    They look fab. Her friends will be very impressed im sure!

    Well done to your DD

    Emma :)
  • mariagti
    mariagti Posts: 3,207 Forumite
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    Arhhh!!! Yummy! she should be proud there lovely! Wouldnt mind one myself!:D

    Im just off in amin to make some xmas tree biscuits for my nephew!:D
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  • iwanttosave_2
    iwanttosave_2 Posts: 34,292 Forumite
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    Mmmmm yum, well done mini Quack :T:T:T
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  • awwww - they are great! Tell your daughter well done from me...I have also made some gifts this year - smarties etc are great for the kiddies (and overgrown kids like me lol) but if u wanna do some for the grown-ups, add some chocolate covered coffee beans or nuts...... or my personal fave is swirling white,dark and milk chocolate together in the slab! Yummmmmm!!!!!! :j :j :j
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  • Rachie_B
    Rachie_B Posts: 8,785 Forumite
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    oooh they look fab !

    how do you make them ? :o
  • Quackers
    Quackers Posts: 10,157 Forumite
    Rachie_B wrote: »
    oooh they look fab !

    how do you make them ? :o

    We've got a silicone baking tin thingy. Its a loaf shape.

    She just melted some choc and poured it into that. The slabs are about half an inch deep.

    Then she put the nuts and smarties on the top.

    When it was set she just 'popped' it out.

    Then she melted some white choc and put it into an icing bag and iced their names on.

    The choc is just wrapped in cellophane and ribbon added.

    I think that makes sense :)
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  • celyn90
    celyn90 Posts: 3,249 Forumite
    Aww, they are amazing and so personal! What a lovely gift :)
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  • sethsgran
    sethsgran Posts: 2,855 Forumite
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    fabulous idea is she taking orders!!
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  • Rachie_B
    Rachie_B Posts: 8,785 Forumite
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    Quackers wrote: »
    We've got a silicone baking tin thingy. Its a loaf shape.

    She just melted some choc and poured it into that. The slabs are about half an inch deep.

    Then she put the nuts and smarties on the top.

    When it was set she just 'popped' it out.

    Then she melted some white choc and put it into an icing bag and iced their names on.

    The choc is just wrapped in cellophane and ribbon added.

    I think that makes sense :)

    thanks :T

    simple but soooooooo effective
  • soblivion
    soblivion Posts: 1,169 Forumite
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    A huge well done to your very creative daughter. They look fabulous:j
    I think you have a chocolate artist in the making.
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