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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chocolate morsels

Yesterday, a friend and family invited us over for a weekday night dinner without prior information. Hubby was busy at work and I was stuck with limited mobility (a woman catching a cab by herself out here is not a very sensible choice and I don't have a gulf valid driving license!). However, we have a small supermarket at walking distance and I decided to browse around for something to take for the host's little boys. Somehow din't find the regular, off the shelf choclates attractive. Suddenly remembered a Nigella Lawson recipe that I chanced upon a long time ago on Travel and Living. A simple chocolate recipe which called for very little time, effort, and ingredients. I really don't remember the exact name or propotions the recipe called for but decided to give it a shot anyway. Turned out quite nice and I felt extra nice when the younger child, an avid choclate eater, finished an entire set, ran up to me, and very sweetly said, "Aunty, this is really very nice. thank you so much". Must I say I am still grinning


Mars choclate bars - I used up an entire 27g gms bag of mini bars
Corn flakes - 2 cups
Unsalted butter - 10 gms
Water - 1/4 cup
Roasted, almond flakes - 1/2 cup (optional)
Cup cake cases - 40-50 small ones


Roughly break up the choclate bars into a thick bottomed skillet. Add the water and simmer stir till the choclates begin to melt. Add the butter in and keep stirring till the choclate completely melts and it thickens. Add the cornfllakes and almonds and stir till the choclate completely coats the flakes. Take off flame. Line up the cup cake cases on a tray and and spoon in the mixture while still warm into the cases. Allow to set for an hour or so.


Watch your lil ones enjoy the tiny chocolate morsels.

29 comments:

Asha said...

YUMMY! Love the Almonds there, love adding Peanuts too. Good recipe! :))

sowmya said...

sounds good..so interesting..bookmarked

Usha said...

Awesome, I bet this tasted fantastic and will be appreciated by grown up chocoholics too :-)

DEESHA said...

wow I would love that as gifts too .. awesome

Sunshinemom said...

No wonder the kids liked it:) Mars bars made tastier is a great option:)

Deepa Hari said...

Morsels look Yum...recipe sounds interesting and easy tooo.

Preety said...

nice recipe..i m glad that lil boy liked it too..i bet it must be a hit for the kids

Superchef said...

ohh..i remember seeign the same episode on TV..i had meant to make these, but i guess it totally slipped off my mind..thanks for reminding me...those look like lil drops of heaven!! lovely! :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks yummy & fantastic.. thxs for sharing...

Cham said...

Very cute cup of nuts. Love it!

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice recipe.. Will try this version! I do it with chocolate and peanuts!

srikars kitchen said...

Hi u asked me what is Gosthu??Gosthu is a brahmin delicasy & goes very well with a pongal . http://www.srikarskitchen.org/2008/12/gosthu.html

Swapna Pravin said...

Very innovative. Love it:)

Paru ... said...

Yummy Morsels Dershana..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tasted before! Looks so yummy!

Priya said...

Wowo delicious nuts, send me some, just drooling rite now here:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simply irresistable. Anything with chocolate easily goes down my throat.....This looks simple and yum.

Uj said...

Aaah mars and almonds must have tasted yummy.. got to try this as I love chocolates in any form..

Yasmeen said...

my little one would definitely enjoy such chocolaty treats:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thats a cute chocolatie cups. Hey i m also inviting you for the dinner to my place. visit soon(hm don forget to bring this cuties to my home yar ok)

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow this is easy stuff...good one.I've never tried to add water along with chocolates,always followed the double boiler method to melt it,this is new.Will try.thanks!

Suma Rajesh said...

its lovly and nice click.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow that looks so so mouthwatering

Uma said...

the morsels look so mouth-watering. So simple preparation and yummy!

Varsha Vipins said...

They look so cute..now wonder the kid liked it..:)

Cynthia said...

And you have all right to still be grinning. These look delicious.

meeso said...

That must have tasted great, and seems simple!

Seena said...

Your recipes are so different! loved them.. :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sure going to try this sometime sooner...its soo easy and tempting!

 
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