Chocolate ginger bites

Chocolate ginger bites

This simple recipe combines rich dark chocolate, ginger and nuts for a grown-up sweet treat

By , 21 September 2015

(2 votes)

Chocolate ginger bites
  • 30 Mins

  • Serves: 22

  • Price: 16p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 18g serving contains
  • Energy

    394KJ

    94KCAL

    5%
  • Fat

    6.1g

    high

    9%
  • Saturates

    1.8g

    high

    9%
  • Sugars

    7.6g

    high

    8%
  • Salt

    <0.01g

    low

    <1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 2189kJ/522kcal.
Ingredients
  • 125g hazelnuts (without shells)
  • 75g crystallised ginger
  • 200g Chosen by you Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids)
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Put the hazelnuts on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 5 minutes. Use kitchen roll to rub off the papery skins. Leave to cool.

  • Once cold, roughly chop the nuts, plus the ginger.

  • Break the chocolate into squares and put in a heatproof bowl. Melt over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally – make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

  • Remove the bowl from the pan and stir in 100g of the nuts and all the ginger.

  • Line another baking tray. Arrange heaped teaspoons of the chocolate mixture on the paper, leaving a gap between each. Sprinkle the chocolate bites with the rest of the nuts. Leave to set, then lift off the paper. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.