Introduction: Christmas After Dinner Mints
Hi! This is my first instructable so please be gentle and apologies if this is a duplicate but I couldnt find anything similar. (Credit for this goes to a forum post on moneysavingexpert.com that i can no longer find, if this sounds familiar then let me know, i will give credit where its due)
This really couldnt be easier and its perfect for last minute Christmas presents. It took about an hour in total and I made enough to fill 2 pint jars. Get the kids to help with this one.
Merry Christmas all! Lx
Step 1: Ingredients
This was a bit of an experiment so it was just a cheap 300g bar of plain chocolate and a packet of extra strong mints (although i made another batch and used 2 packets which i think is better). Thats it. Use your imagination though, i should think this will work equally well with some chopped nuts or honeycomb or whatever you like instead of mints. If i was doing this again and depending on who was to get it, id use a better quality chocolate.
Step 2: The Mints
Crush the extra strong mints. You are looking for a sugar-like consistancy. I started off bashing them in a bag with a rolling pin, but actually the pestal and mortar works much better.
Step 3: The Chocolate
I like to grate chocolate before melting, just be careful not to grate body parts to the mix. Melt which ever way you prefer, i went for the bowl over simmering water.
Step 4: Add the Mints
Add the crushed mints to the melted chocolate and mix well. In the 2nd batch i made, i crushed 2 packets of mints, added about a packet and a half and kept the rest to sprinkle on top. Very Christmassy. I think this worked better with 2 packets of mints.
Step 5: Cooling Down
I put some greaseproof paper on a shallow try and spread it out to make a thin slab and stuck it in the fridge for about 10 mins. You can do this any way you like. Im sure youll all have more imaginative ways to do this. Maybe silicon moulds or a piping bag.
Step 6: Breaking Up
Once the mix has cooled down, break up into bitesize chunks. I stored mine in jars for now, but eventually they will go into gift boxes with nice lables.
Step 7: Tidy Up and Put Away
Youll need someone to help clean up.
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