Mothers Day is a matter of days away. If your house is anything like ours are, plans for the day will still have to be decided upon, those little hands that are eager to craft the perfect handmade gift will be struggling for inspiration, and you'd just love something as simple as breakfast in bed... and maybe some chocolate! Luckily we have the answer. A beautifully simple, naughty, yet nicely nourishing, handmade treat. Easy for little hands to craft, all that needs to be done is to shop for ingredients and let those little hands get mixing and crafting. If you were really savvy you could share this with another adult and get them and the kids to do the work. It is Mothers Day after all!
Honey and Vanilla Chocolates - makes approx 12
60g cashew nut butter
30g cacao butter
10g cocoa powder
pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
Chocolate moulds - we used silicone rose and heart moulds, but you can use whatever takes your fancy!
To make these delicious treats, weigh out the cacao butter, place in a heat-proof bowl and place over a pan of gently simmering water. Once melted, remove from the heat.
Measure all other ingredients into a bowl, pour in melted cacao and mix well until smooth.
Pour into chocolate moulds and place in the fridge to set for 30 mins or until ready to enjoy.
Once chocolates have set, turn out of the moulds, admire your handy work, and try your best not to gobble them all up!
Spring Fruity Flower
You will need:
1 large strawberry
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1 green apple
Slice the orange in half as if you were going to juice it. Slice a 1 cm slice from the middle of the orange and lay on a flat board. Slice the orange through each segment, leaving you with lots of orange triangles.
Take the apple and slice off two of the sides. Lay these flat and cut into matchsticks.
Slice the strawberry into 1/2 cm slices. Shape two of these pieces into butterfly wings (see image)
Lay 6 of the orange triangles on the plate as seen in the final image. Fill in the middle with pomegranate seeds. Save 4 seeds for decoration on the butterflies wings.
Use the apple matchsticks to make the stalks and the leaves, saving one for the centre of the butterfly.
Finally make the butterfly using the strawberry wings, apple matchstick, and 4 pomegranate seeds.
Your fruity flower and chocolates are now complete. Place on a lovely tray with a cup of tea and treat your mum to an extra special breakfast in bed.
If you've liked this and know of other mums who deserve a deliciously creative treat, please share away!
To make the fruity rose pictured above, instructions are in the Newsletter, sign up for this on the homepage.
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