My mother made me a recipe book for my birthday a few years ago. The recipes are all cuttings from various magazines....almost all from the 1980's-1990's. I guess that she had a monster pile of magazines that she wanted to ditch and decided to chop them into shreds before doing so. I won't complain - there are some delicious recipes in there!
One of the recipes is for this chocolate spread, I don't know what magazine it has come from. It is sooooooo goooood, so I feel the need to share.
125g macadamia nuts, chopped finely
250g milk chocolate, finely chopped or grated
125g unsalted butter, softened
Combine the butter and chocolate to form a smooth paste.
Add the nuts and beat until smooth and evenly combined.
Store in jars in the fridge, but serve at room temperature or slightly warmed up.
I spooned dollops of mix into 2 and a half dijon mustard sized jars. The half a jar means that we get to keep a little as the other 2 jars are [very] late Christmas gifts.
I also sterilised my jars and lids in the oven, am not entirely sure that is necessary - I figured it wouldn't do any harm to be on the safe side.
Once your jars are filled and cooled, have fun decorating them. I just cut fabric circles and tied them onto the lids.
Spread the chocolate on to sandwiches, toast, biscuits, cakes....you get the idea.
These little jars of healthy chocolate - hey! they have a nuts and milk in them...doesn't that makes them healthy!? The little jars would make a lovely Easter present too.