CHOCOLATE CRAISIN & CASHEW BITES

These bite sized decadent sweets are great if someone drops in unexpectedly, as well as if you just want a small amount of sugar "fix".  Then again, it is hard to stop eating them.

I always use Lindt 70% dark chocolate as this is far healthier than an ordinary chocolate, and it also makes all chocolate recipes taste absolutely delicious.

These are an impressive snack, packed full of goodness with cashews, and I buy cashew pieces if I am going to use them in cooking as they are far cheaper than whole cashews.

They are quite rich and extremely yummy, and are one of the easiest things to make!



Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes-no cooking
Makes: About 35 servings

Ingredients
½ to ¾ cup Craisins or dried cranberries
250 g Dark Chocolate, suitable for melting
½ cup unsalted cashew pieces

Method
Melt the chocolate - I do this in the microwave, or it can be done over a double boiler, though this is far more work as well as washing a pot!

Let the chocolate cool slightly, and then stir in the Craisins.


Stir in the cashew pieces and mix well.

Drop a teaspoon of mixture onto a baking tray covered in baking paper. Do not make them larger as they are quite rich, and some people cannot eat large amounts of rich foods!

Put in the fridge to harden, and then they will just lift off the baking paper.

And, lastly, and I can never resist this - THERE IS ALWAYS CHOCOLATE LEFT IN THE BOWL, AND WHO CAN WASTE CHOCOLATE?  Yes, get dirty, and "lick the bowl" when no one is looking.

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