Pepita Chocolate Drops with Sea Salt and Pistachio

easy, quick and very more-ish

easy, quick and very more-ish

So how was everyone’s Easter?

Ours involved lots of lying around, eating and sunbathing (sorry Canadian/UK/North American readers). It was exhausting.

nuts and chocolate, the cornerstone of every good dessert

nuts and chocolate, the cornerstone of every good dessert

We don’t do the whole Easter egg thing in our house. I did make hubs a delightful home-made Easter card because I cannot let a holiday go past without putting my meagre arts skills to the test.

luckily for me, they don't have to be pretty to taste good

luckily for me, they don’t have to be pretty to taste good

And, since we forego the eggs, I decided to whip together these easy chocolate drops for our Easter treat.

devoured in seconds

devoured in seconds

They are incredibly easy to make and very versatile. Next time I’m thinking of adding a hit of chili and/or sesame seeds. Some dried fruit would be pretty awesome too.

Pepita Chocolate Drops with Sea Salt and Pistachio (makes about 15)

*adapted from Lily Vanilli

  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted pistachios, shelled
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • a pinch of sea salt
  1. Line two metal baking trays with greaseproof paper and place them in the freezer.
  2. Grill the pepitas for a few minutes until they start to brown. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Smash the pistachios into small pieces and set aside.
  4. Using a double boiler, heat the chocolate until it is completely melted.
  5. Remove the baking trays from the freezer and carefully spoon drops of chocolate onto the greaseproof paper. Once you’ve done a few drops, sprinkle with the pistachios and pepitas. Finish with a slight dusting of sea salt.
  6. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up then put the chocolates into the freezer to harden. Tip: store them in the freezer and don’t leave them hanging out at room temp – they are thin so will melt into a gooey lump pretty quickly.

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