Chocolate Peppermint Crisps
 
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This little chocolate peppermint crisps are so easy to make and if you can resist eating them all, they make a perfect hand made gift.
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Recipe type: Homemade chocolate
Serves: About 40 pieces
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons Demerara sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 200 g dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Place your demerara sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle your peppermint extract over the top of the sugar and stir well.
  2. Break your chocolate into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  3. Once your chocolate starts to melt, give it a stir. If you are using a thermometer, remove the bowl away from the pan when the chocolate temperature reaches 53°C. Otherwise, remove the bowl of chocolate from the pan as soon as the chocolate has completely melted.
  4. Stir the chocolate until it cools down a little, to around 26°C.
  5. Have your piece of baking parchment ready to spread the chocolate mix and add your peppermint sugar to the chocolate and stir to mix.
  6. You need to work quickly at this stage as the chocolate goes really thick.
  7. Pour the mixture onto the baking parchment and spread the chocolate mix as thinly as you can with a spatula or a palette knife. You don't need to worry about getting too smooth a surface.
  8. Leave to set for about 10 to 15 minutes - the timing depends how warm your kitchen is.
  9. Using a large sharp knife cut into rectangles of about 2" x 1" or larger if you prefer.
  10. Leave to set completely. If you don't have a cool place to leave your chocolate peppermint crisp, leave it to set in the fridge.
  11. Once it has set, carefully peel back the baking parchment from the chocolate and break into the pieces as you go.
Recipe by Tales From The Kitchen Shed at https://www.talesfromthekitchenshed.com/2014/12/chocolate-peppermint-crisps/