August 26, 2012

French Dark Chocolate Mendiants

These little French chocolate treats are not only beautiful but super easy to make. It's also a great alternative to biscuits or cookies. Decadent dark chocolate that melts in yur mouth in combination with crunchy nuts. Yum Yum! You can top them with any dried fruits and nuts of your liking. I love nuts, not only in chocolate treats but in bread, muffins or snack so for me there was no question about what to sprinke my little cuties with. I like when salty flavours meets sweet so I sprinkled my Mendiants with salty cashew and pistachio nuts and added dried papaya for extra sweetness. Supereasy!

French Dark Chocolate Mendiants, about 18
200g (7oz) good quality dark chocolate
150g (7oz) assorted dried exotic fruits and nuts
A few edible silver sprinkles to decorate (optional)

Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.

Gently melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the surface of the water.

Place teaspoons of the chocolate on the paper and smooth into 5cm circles. Working quickly, sprinkle over the dried fruits, nuts and silver sprinkles.

Leave for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator to set.




  1. Hi, i love how pretty these are! It's so interesting to have nuts and candies on the chocolate. I sure would love to pop a few into my mouth...

  2. These look amazing - something you'd see sell for quite abit at specialty chocolate shops. Love the little touches.


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