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'For My Valentine' Ganache Drops

A delectable chocolate treat... some for you and some for your valentine or friends and family. It can also be made gluten-free and is very yummy.

Ingredients

  • 400g Nestle Couverture Deluxe chocolate with 63% cocoa, chopped

  • 300 mL cream

  • 150g packaged marshmallows

  • 150g honeycomb (with or without chocolate coating), chopped

  • 150g Turkish Delight (without chocolate coating), chopped

  • 150g Arnotts Mint Slice biscuits, snapped into smallish chunks OR

  • 6 mint patties (confectionery), cut into 2 cm strips

  • Optional: Finely sliced macadamia nuts, or flaked almonds, etc

  • Small patty cases (preferably metallic) for serving

Method

  • 1.

    1. Line a lamington tray with freezer wrap or a freezer bag. Place patty cases on this tray.

  • 2.

    2. Prepare all ingredients.

  • 3.

    3. To make the ganache: In the top of a double boiler (or heatproof container over a saucepan of simmering water), stir chocolate and cream together until the chocolate melts.

  • 4.

    4. Remove the top saucepan/container from heat and place on a heatproof surface.

  • 5.

    5. Finally add marshmallows, honeycomb, Turkish Delight and mint biscuits/mint patties and mix gently so they are just coated in chocolate.

  • 6.

    6. Place a generous spoonful into each patty case. Top with nuts if desired.

  • 7.

    7. Allow 1-2 hours for them to set in the fridge before serving.

Notes

Notes:
 For a gluten-free version use Arnotts Rice Cookies and make sure all other ingredients are gluten-free.

 Without patty cases, place mixture into lined tin, allow to set for at least 3 hours in fridge and cut into triangles or diamonds to serve.

 Substitutes could include dark cooking chocolate, soft jellies, homemade marshmallows.

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