Monday, 21 April 2008

No bake peanut butter smores

They call them smores, because you'll want more!

This no bake peanut butter smores recipe is very simple and you could adapt it with other treats, different types of chocolate or adding in more chocolate chips as you go.

Great recipe and could be used for snacks, parties for kids and adults alike.

Recipe is very simple
1 cup Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup honey peanut butter (or plain peanut butter)
2 cups graham crackers, crushed (about 16 graham cracker sheets) - these are digestive biscuits for those of us in the UK
57 mini marshmallows (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I'd say this was optional)

I won't tell you how to make them - you can go and read the recipe and see the yummy pictures of them!
If you make some (I think I'll try tomorrow) then send me the pictures!

Monday, 7 April 2008

New kitkat bar - the kitkat senses

The kitkat senses looks a bit like a kinder bueno - but it's in three flavours - hazelnut pralines, caramel fudge and coconut eclair.
It's got 165 calories in - so it's lighter than most choccie bars that you might snack on. It's 5 chunky blocks in one bar.

I'm going to look out for one in the shops now I've spotted the TV ad.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Spring flavours at Hotel Chocolat

New spring collection is out at Hotel Chocolat and they've created some fruity chocolates to give your taste buds something new and exciting. Fruity flavours include:
blueberry & blackcurrant bombes, zingy ganaches with peach, raspberry, cognac & orange, cherry pannacotta, succulent mandarins and raspberries soaked in alcohol on a bed of soft vanilla ganache, strawberries & black pepper and more.

Changing the name of chocolate

Is it fair to change the name of chocolates and sweets?

You remember a marathon? It's not a snickers bar. Some of us still think of them as a marathon!

Starburst were opal fruits in the olden days! Opal fruits made to make your mouth water!

They changed the name of coco pops cereal too, but a wave of dissent made them change their mind!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Chocolate slabs

This has to be the best way of eating chocolate!
Chocolate slabs have been available at Hotel Chocolat for ages but I've just tried their Rocky Road slab and it's out of this world. Imagine smooth creamy chocolate in a slab with lovely chunks of chocolate set into it, and lovely chocolate chip cookie embedded in it too.

It's very delicious and can be eaten as a treat or a snack, or you could share it.
They do mini versions which are a good size if you're after a quick dessert or snack. The large chocolate slabs are ideal for post-dinner party nibbles, or even as a dessert to serve with coffee.

Just imagine how great they'd be for giving as gifts too! They're available in many different flavours too with mixes of flavoured chocolate, dark, milk or white chocolate. With multi-packs available giving you a mixture of types you'll find these make excellent gifts for anyone - including yourself!

Highly recommended and utterly delicious like all of the chocolate at hotel chocolat!