Friday, February 15, 2008

Fruit & Nut Chocolate Drops

1/4 cup unsalted, shelled pistachio nuts, halved
1/3 cup rasin
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2 tbs chopped candied orange peel
5 oz good-quality milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Mix the pistachio nuts, rasins, almonds and candied orange peel in a bowl. Set aside.
Get an adult to help melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, making sure bowl does not touch water. Stir until smooth. Lay a sheet of baking paper on a flat tray and use a teaspoon to spread 1.5 inch -wide circles of chocolate on the paper. Quickly decorate with a mixture of the toppings, then allow to cool and harden. You can refrigerate the drops, if desired.

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