Archive for February, 2012

Lavender and Chocolate Treat

February 13, 2012

Easy to make chocolate treats

Last Minute Valentine’s Treat
I’m always on the lookout for simple recipes that can be tweaked with lavender. These chocolate treats could not be easier.
You will need:
– A double boiler
– 100 gms of semi-sweet or sweetened dark chocolate
– A tablespoon of dried lavender flowers
– Assortment of other toppings – slivered almonds, pistachio nuts, dried cranberries.

Makes about 12.

Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over boiling water.
Prepare your toppings by chopping the dried cranberries. I put the pistachio nuts in the blender and ended up with a mixture of very fine pistachio pieces and little chunks.
Prepare a cookie sheet that will be able to fit into your refrigerator by putting a piece of parchment paper on it.
Once the chocolate has melted, pour a tablespoon onto the parchment. It should settle into a round/oval shape. Top it off with a combination of toppings:
– a pinch of dried lavender flowers and almonds
– Pistachio nuts and cranberries
– Pistachio nuts and slivered almonds
– A little of everything!
Place the cookie tray in the fridge. It will take about 6 hours for the chocolate to harden.
If you are giving them as a gift, you can wrap them in parchment paper and put into a pretty bag or look for a Valentine’s themed box at a gift or ‘dollar store’.