I know what you are thinking! Why do I even post this way too simple candy? Well, it is actually for my 2 nephews who are pretty much like to make their own treats in the kitchen. The photo above is my nephews, Kaveh is 8 yrs old and Aris is 4 yrs old. I took the photo when they came to visit for christmas last year. Aren't they cute?
Since this mendiants are very easy to make, I thought I post the recipe for them. I know that they love to check my blog, and always want to try some of the simple recipe. Imagine they faces when they see this. Oh, we miss them so much. As some of you probably know, they live far far away from California. Qatar, that's their temporary home at the moment.
Kaveh and Aris,
make this delicious mediants, then show them of to your friends and your teacher at school, okay? Never put them inside your pocket, remember what happen when you put your chocolate inside your pocket?
Oh, don't forget to mention that your tante taught you how to make this delicious treats, ha..ha..ha..
There are no rules (I know how much you don't like rules) and no precise recipe, just use your own imagination, okay? It's really fun to make!
What you need:
- Ask mom and dad to splurge on really really good quality bittersweet, semisweet, milk, or white chocolate. Homemade (if you can) candied orange (aka orangettes), candied lemon, or any candied and dried fruit of your preference.
- Mix toasted nuts, like pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, or any other nuts that you like.
How to make it:
- Melt the chocolate, you know how to melt it, right? No? Okay, ask you mom or your dad then.
- Prepare a cookie sheet, line it with parchment paper, or silpat. Spoon about one tablespoon of the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper, no need to wiggle the spoon, unless if you want to make dinosaur's or monkey's shape. The chocolate will drip easily, and will spread into a round shape. Repeat until you use all of the chocolate.
- Decorate each mediant (that round chocolate shape that you've just made) with candied fruit, and toasted nut.
- Refrigerate the cookie sheet to allow the chocolate set or harden for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- When the chocolate is set or harden, layer each of them in between parchment paper, and transfer in an airtight container. This mediants can be keep for 3 days at cool room temperature, ask mom and dad to crank up the AC. But, I am sure it will be finish before you even think about putting them in the container. Right?
Lot's of love, hug and kisses from Tante, uncle J, Tante Manik, and Kak Adit!