Valentine’s Chocolate Trifle LOVE

Anyone that knows me knows that I am super duper bah humbug about Valentine’s Day.

BUT BUT BUT – we LOVE our Junkies, and for you, we’re going to spread some love this Valentine’s Day with our blog pal Handmade Charlotte‘s amazing recipe for Chocolate Cherry Trifles. Super easy, super stylish and super – like OMG yummy. I’ll leave you in their capable hands…

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Easter Confetti Popcorn

I’m bored of cakes. They promise so much – but deliver so little. Unless of course you are trying to gain weight. In which case they deliver a whole load – and more. Instead, for Easter – we are making this confetti popcorn as it’s easy to make, tastes yum, looks great and somehow could maybe be interpreted as erm..being one of your five a day.

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Love Drops

I was flipping though Martha Stewart’s website – as sometimes I like to wallow in my domestic inadequacy…anyway – I saw these great nonpareil (aka Jazzies!) and thought YES for Valentines Day. So whilst I was in the kitchen making Love Bark I whipped a batch of these up as they make for a great Valentines Day gift. For yourself. If you’re me. Cos your husband forgets you…

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YOU NEED THIS:

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  • 200g Chocolate. I have used a mix of plain dark and orange dark – which made them super YUM!
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vegetable shortening.
  • Round sprinkles – I chose Valentine’s colours!

DO THIS:

Line a baking tray (make sure it fits into your fridge!) with parchment paper.

Break up the chocolate bars into a bowl, and add your shortening. Place the bowl over a pan gently boiling water making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Slowly melt the chocolate until it is a smooth consistency.

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Spoon the melted chocolate into blobs (technical chef term..) the size of a 1p piece on the baking sheet. Don’t panic if they are not perfect.

Let the blobs cool for around 20 mins (not in the fridge).

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Cover evenly with the sprinkles  (get the kids involved here – and a good hoover for after..) and put the tray into the fridge for 3 hours to harden.

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Take them out of the fridge  – stack them in little boxes or put them straight into a bowl and stuff some in your mouth like I did. Trust me – they are worth breaking your 2014 no sugar rule for…