Valentine Chocolate Buttons
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
 
An easy recipe that always looks elegant, whether for a special celebration like a baby shower or Valentine’s brunch, or a simple after-dinner treat.
Ingredients
  • 2 large bars good-quality dark and milk chocolate (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 handful of chopped nuts
  • 1 handful of dried blueberries
  • 1 handful dried bananas
  • 1 handful mixed dried citrus
  • Medium coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Bring about one cup of water to a boil in the bottom saucepan of a double boiler. Add on the top saucepan and break up the chocolate into it. Reduce the heat and melt the chocolate slowly, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes.
  2. Using a teaspoon, spoon the melted chocolate onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Alternately, you can just place a long strip of chocolate onto the parchment. Then, our buttons become bark.
  3. Add on the dried fruits and nuts of your choice. Sprinkle with sea salt. Leave out at room temperature for a few hours until the chocolate is well set. Use a small spatula to gently lift the buttons from the parchment and place them onto a serving dish.
Notes
Makes about 30 buttons.
Recipe by Within The Wild at http://withinthewild.com/2012/02/valentine-chocolate-buttons/