A chocolate treat for sharing or giving as a gift
- 100 grams plain chocolate or vegan chocolate
- 1-2 tablespoons orange juice
- 40 grams butter or plant based spread
- 50 grams icing sugar
- 50 grams ground almonds
- rum or rum essence
- 2-4 tablespoons plain chocolate strands or vegan chocolate
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of water on the cooker. Or melt it in the microwave but take care not to overcook it or it will go 'grainy'.
Stir in the butter or plant based spread and the orange juice. Wait until the fat has melted into the chocolate.
Sieve the icing sugar and stir into the chocolate.
Stir in the almonds.
Add rum or rum essence to taste.
Leave in the fridge until firm enough to handle.
Roll into 16 balls, and cover with chocolate strands or icing sugar.
Place the balls into sweet cases.
To coat the balls in chocolate strands, tip 2 tablespoons of the strands into a shallow bowl and roll the balls about until they are covered.
Use the same method to coat in icing sugar.