Today’s treat is a fantastic way to use up any leftover chocolate from Christmas and portion it into manageable, bite sized treats. Say hello to these Rocky Road Petit Fours.
I’m pretty sure ours is not the only home with an excess of Christmas chocolate, silently hiding behind over stuffed cupboard doors, waiting to wreck havoc on New Year eating resolutions.
So I thought I’d come up with a recipe that makes best use of all that lovely chocolate and portions it into more
diet, I mean healthier sized morsels.
With only four ingredients, these Rocky Road Petit Fours are a great treat to make for parties and as gifts, whatever time of year it is.
Pop a few in a cellophane bag, tie with pretty ribbon and you have a great gift. Teachers, co-workers, shopping delivery drivers…..
Yup. That’s who I made these for, my Waitrose delivery drivers. They go above and beyond when it comes to delivering my shopping and I really, really appreciate that.
Since my seizures started, see here , I tried having our shopping delivered at the weekend. The problem was, it took a big chunk out of the day whilst hubby sorted and put all the shopping away. Also, I was losing track of what we needed etc. so I switched to a mid week delivery and with the delivery driver’s help, the shopping is unloaded, put away and weekends are way more relaxing for my hardworking hubby.
So I filled a tin with these delicious treats and sent them back with the driver after he had helped with my shopping today.
I do think it is important to thank people. Especially when they go out of their way to help.
Edible gifts are a great way of saying a special thank you.
Making these chocolate delights is childs play. Literally!!
With a little supervision, these are perfect for making with children. Although whether they are then given as gifts, directly depends on the chocolate ‘evidence’ around the little cherubs face! It might be an idea to have some prepared in advance and let the children eat the fruits of their labour.
Recipe: Makes approx. 45 Rocky Road Petit Fours
150g/6oz Good Quality Milk Chocolate – I used Waitrose Seriously Intense Milk Chocolate with 49% Cocoa (or use a mix of milk and dark chocolate)
100g/4oz Mini Marshmallows
100g/4oz Shortbread – cut into small chunks
10 Glace Cherries – finely chopped
Petit Fours Cases
Edible glitter or stars for decoration
Break, or chop the chocolate into small pieces and place into a large heatproof bowl.
Melt, in the microwave, using the medium heat setting and 30 second bursts.
Remove before all the chocolate is melted and stir continuously until smooth and lump free.
Add into the melted chocolate the shortbread, mini marshmallows and chopped glace cherries. Thoroughly mix until all the ingredients are coated in chocolate.
Using two spoons carefully fill each petit fours case generously.
Set aside to cool and set. During warmer months, pop the Rocky Road Petit Fours into the fridge for a couple of minutes to set.
Sprinkle over edible glitter, or gold stars to add a finishing touch to these treats.
Perfect as gifts, for parties, or just to share with friends and family.
Make sure you leave one spare to try – these Rocky Road Petit Fours are utterly delicious! Here are some other recipes for you to enjoy:
Do you enjoy making edible gifts?
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