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By Ruth Barnard



 

Make a box of homemade chocolates this Mother's Day! These decadent dates covered in dark chocolate and filled with blanched almonds are delicious and SO simple to make.


What you need:

Makes about 14 but you can make more or less

• Dark chocolate (three rows)

• 14 Dates (pits out)

• 20 Blanched almonds

• Baking paper

• Butter knife

• Kebab stick (optional)

• Pestle and mortar or tea towel and rolling pin

 

What to do:

You can do most of this without an adult's help but get an adult to help you when you melt the chocolate!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Set Time: 1hr depending on the type of chocolate you have used and how thick it is, ideally you would prepare these the night before you want to gift them

 

Prep:

1. Pick out the biggest and roundest dates from your packet

2. Cut a slit in the side of each date with a blunt butter knife

3. Slide a blanched almond into the date

4. Mould the date around the almond so it is completely hidden

5. Crush a few blanched almonds with a pestle and mortar OR put them in a clean tea towel and crush them with a rolling pin


 
     

 
     

Dip

1. To melt the chocolate; break it into squares, put it in a small heat proof bowl. Fill a larger shallow bowl with hot or boiling water. Put your small bowl into the larger bowl and let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally.

2. Dip the dates into the melted chocolate and place them on the baking paper

3. Sprinkle the crushed almonds on top of about half of the chocolates

 
     
 

Set & Give

1. Cover and leave them in the fridge to set for at least 1 hr

2. Lay your chocolates in a homemade box or on a plate.

3. Make sure they have the best day ever with extra hugs!

 


Happy Gifting!

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