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    Quackers
    Home made chocolate slabs
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:20 PM
    Home made chocolate slabs 16th Dec 07 at 3:20 PM
    My 13 year old who is, as usual, skint has made these over the weekend for her friends for Xmas.






    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.

    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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    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 04-12-2015 at 4:19 PM.
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
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    • Emms
    • By Emms 16th Dec 07, 3:22 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:22 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:22 PM
    They look fab. Her friends will be very impressed im sure!

    Well done to your DD

    Emma
    • mariagti
    • By mariagti 16th Dec 07, 3:23 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:23 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:23 PM
    Arhhh!!! Yummy! she should be proud there lovely! Wouldnt mind one myself!

    Im just off in amin to make some xmas tree biscuits for my nephew!
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    • iwanttosave
    • By iwanttosave 16th Dec 07, 3:24 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:24 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:24 PM
    Mmmmm yum, well done mini Quack
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    • bigmomma051204
    • By bigmomma051204 16th Dec 07, 3:25 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:25 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:25 PM
    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!!!!!!
    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 16th Dec 07, 3:37 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:37 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:37 PM
    oooh they look fab !

    how do you make them ?
  • Quackers
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:43 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 3:43 PM
    oooh they look fab !

    how do you make them ?
    Originally posted by Rachie B
    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
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
    • celyn90
    • By celyn90 16th Dec 07, 4:12 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 4:12 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 4:12 PM
    Aww, they are amazing and so personal! What a lovely gift
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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 16th Dec 07, 4:17 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 4:17 PM
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    • 16th Dec 07, 4:17 PM
    fabulous idea is she taking orders!!
    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 16th Dec 07, 4:22 PM
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    Rachie B
    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
    Originally posted by Quackers
    thanks

    simple but soooooooo effective
    • soblivion
    • By soblivion 16th Dec 07, 4:26 PM
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    soblivion
    A huge well done to your very creative daughter. They look fabulous
    I think you have a chocolate artist in the making.
  • Quackers
    thanks

    simple but soooooooo effective
    Originally posted by Rachie B
    really really simple.

    And there can be so many variations on the toppings to I imagine.

    Me thinks I might be making some on Wednesday on my day off for my best friend
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
    • Gillianh2
    • By Gillianh2 16th Dec 07, 4:39 PM
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    It sounds sooo simple I think I shall try it.LOL
    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 16th Dec 07, 5:18 PM
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    mumoftwo
    Well done, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!
    I will let my 13 yr old see this so she can do this for next year.
    what kind of chocolate did you use?
  • Quackers
    Well done, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!
    I will let my 13 yr old see this so she can do this for next year.
    what kind of chocolate did you use?
    Originally posted by mumoftwo
    We just used Asda's own make milk choc. She did add a little bit of butter to the choc when she melted it too. She always does this cos she says it stops it from burning but to be honest she's the 'pudding maker/baking person' in the house and I haven't got a clue what she's going on about

    I just do savoury cooking
    Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold...But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow...
    • wokkies
    • By wokkies 16th Dec 07, 5:28 PM
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    wokkies
    wow they are fab, will show my 13yr old dd and hint:rolleyes:
    to be updated:
  • jembie
    They are fantastic!! Well done to your daughter!!
    You must tell us the reaction from her friends
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    • skylight
    • By skylight 16th Dec 07, 5:50 PM
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    skylight
    Fantastic! Great ideas. Off to find a silicone loaf tin.......

    I too would be very proud of my daughter! Its Mums touch anyway. You taught her everything she knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 16th Dec 07, 6:07 PM
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    thriftlady
    Those look fantastic Quackers. What a brilliant idea, how clever
  • chocolate.orange
    What a great idea

    I only have a muffin tray ... wonder if i could do little ones with that
    I say i meaning the kids for their school friends
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