Wednesday, 31 July 2013

how to make chocolate and nut bites

Part of my July bucket list was to bake a treat and these yummies are what I made. These are a great little treat for someone if you wrap them up in a sweet gift box. Mind you, it is difficult to make them last that long! Mine didn't.

1 x 400g can of condensed skimmed milk
350g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
40g salted butter
pinch sea salt
100g shelled and skinned pistachio nuts
50g hazelnuts
icing sugar (to decorate)

  1. Break the nuts in a bag with a rolling pin.
  2. Put the chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in a thick-based saucepan. Stir everything together with a wooden spoon until melted.
  3. Stir in the broken nuts.
  4. Pour into a foil tray about 23cm (9") square and smooth down with a flexible spatula.
  5. Leave in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours until set.
  6. Remove from the tray onto a chopping board. Chop into pieces about 3cm (just over an inch) square, using a sharp knife for a clean cut.
  7. Dust with a little icing sugar and serve with a cup of tea.
  8. Enjoy!
I found this recipe in La Dolce Diet by Gino D'Acampo. So, they are even a healthier treat. Does that mean you can eat more??


  1. Rachel these look absolutely delicious.:)
    Hope you are doing great.
    Take care and keep in touch

    1. Thanks Claudia, they are very yummy! It's so tempting to have more than one piece! Hope you are well too, we have just got back off holiday so trying to get back to normal!
      Enjoy the rest of your week :-)