This is one of my favourite recipes for the Holiday Season.
8 oz. of dark chocolate (70% cacao), broken into pieces 250 ml
1 cup maple sugar nuggets
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup whole walnuts (or sunflower seeds), toasted
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Take a spoonful of melted chocolate and form a disk about 4 cm (1 ½ in.) in diameter on a sheet of parchment paper set on the work surface. Repeat to create 24 mendiants.
Top with the maple nuggets, cranberries, and nuts.
Let set for 2 hours before removing from the paper.
Mendiants will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for two to three weeks.
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