Christmas Scented Chocolate Shots… Yes Please!

There are very few foods that I just don’t like, regardless of their preparation or presentation.  I really can’t enjoy dried fruit and so you can imagine my dismay at this time of year when mince pies and fruit cake seem to be the predominant sweet treat on offer.  How many times can I claim that I am trying to ‘be good’ in the run up to Christmas so as not to offend?  Somehow, I don’t quite know how, but I still manage not to fade away…

I recently discovered this super quick recipe for a chocolate mousse, ideal for a quick pudding if you have friends for supper or as a sweet canapé at the end of a Christmas party.    Adults and kids alike will love this.  I have tweaked the recipe a bit with some seasonal flavours and its yum.  If you are going to serve this in shot glasses as I suggest, just make sure that you have little spoons that will fit in the shot glass.  A few spoons are really enough as it is very rich, so don’t get over-confident.  Especially at this time of year!

Christmas Scented Chocolate Shots

Christmas Scented Chocolate Shots
Serves 30 in shot glasses
Prep in 20 minutes, and sets in the fridge

Ingredients and suggested quantities:
14oz Taste the Difference Santo Domingo Organic Fairtrade Dark Chocolate
14oz Taste the Difference Belgium Fairtrade Milk Chocolate
1oz salted butter
18oz mini marshmallows
200ml boiling water
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1lt double cream
3 tsp vanilla extract
2oz Taste the Difference Swiss White Chocolate

  1. In a heavy based pan over a low to medium heat, melt the dark and milk chocolate with the butter, marshmallows and boiled water, stirring occasionally.  Once melted add the nutmeg and remove from the heat to cool
  2. Whisk the double cream with the vanilla extract and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture and taste to ensure it is delicious… it will be
  3. Transfer into a piping bag, pipe into shot glasses and pop into the fridge for at least a couple of hours, but you can even prepare a day in advance and fridge it over night
  4. Melt the white chocolate and then drizzle, splash and trickle onto a piece of greeseproof paper and allow to set
  5. Remove the shot glasses from the fridge a good hour before being ready to serve and decorate with broken pieces of the white chocolate

Serve with a coffee spoon and tuck in.  If this isn’t a well deserved treat at Christmas, I don’t know what is!  And not a raisin in sight.  Hurrah.


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