Chocolate ginger bites

Chocolate ginger bites

This simple recipe combines rich dark chocolate, ginger and nuts for a grown-up sweet treat – perfect for a homemade Valentine’s Day gift.

By , 21 September 2015
Chocolate ginger bites
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 22
  • Price: 16p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 18g serving contains
  • Fat 6.1
    9%
  • Sat Fat 1.8
    9%
  • Sugar 7.6
    8%
  • Salt <0.01
    <1%
  • Cals 94
    5%
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.