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Monday, July 20, 2009

CHOCOLATE CANDY - GIFT BOX

INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup butter,
1/3 cup powder sugar,
2 tablespoons golden raisins,
2 tablespoons chopped dates,
2 tablespoons pine nuts,
2 tablespoons chopped candied papaya,
2 tablespoons slivered almonds,
2 tablespoons cookie crumbs,
2 tablespoons heavy cream,
6 oz. milk chocolate,
1 oz. lavender chocolate melts;
1 teaspoon rum extract,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract:
DIRECTIONS:
1. Place the butter in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved, then bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the golden raisins, dates, pine nuts, papaya, almonds and cookie crumbs. Mix well, then add the cream, vanilla and rum extract.
2.Place one spoon of the mixture onto a baking sheets or any flat surface; makes about 1.1/2 dz; refrigerate until firm.
3.Melt the chocolate; spread 1 teaspoon of chocolate onto parchment paper 1 inch apart; place the fruit and nut cookie flat side down on the chocolate; spread 1/2 spoon melted chocolate on top; garnish with a big golden raisin.
4.Melt lavender chocolate in a sandwich bag; snip of one corner and decorate the candies.
5.Refrigerate until firm and until serve.
(p.s. I made this "Gift Box" as a present for one of my friend's birthday party)



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5 comments:

  1. Nina, what a blessing you are to your friend (and to us your blogging friends and visitors) for sharing such beautiful food.

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  2. Nina, thank you very much for your visit to my blog and for doing yourself follower of him. Congratulation for your blog, you have a few magnificent recipes and a few nice photos.

    A greeting and thank you.

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  3. Your blog is great and your pictures are really beautiful!!!!

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  4. Thank you Katy, Carmen, Cookies and cups...
    lovely comments; I really appreciate it! :)

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  5. Wow, Nina, these look heavenly! Wonderful recipe and a thoughtful gift!
    xoxox

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