Dear young chef,
Aren’t these little gnomes cute? The only thing they lack still is a beard! They are very easy to make and good fun as well, especially if you like chocolate as much as I do… Making these tangerines dipped in chocolate is not difficult at all.
Peeling the tangerines and melting the chocolate is where you start. After that it is time to get creative. Ask yourselves these questions:
- How deep will you dip the segments: just the top or a bit further?
- How will you decorate each segment? What ingredients do you have available? You could use sprinkles, seeds, dessicated coconut or whatever you fancy.
- What tools will you use? You can use for example use extra toothpick dipped in the chocolate to draw on the part of tangerine that was left bare.
- What character do you think you can make with those tools and ingredients?
When you are ready, follow the pictures below from left to right and from top to bottom and you’ll know what to do! For more explanation have a look at the bottom of the page in the recipe. You can print out the recipe as well.
I hope you will have great fun making your characters and enjoy eating them as well.
Do feel free to send me a picture of your design! I would love to see what you have come up with!
Tangerines dipped in chocolate
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Easy, slightly messy
- 50 grams of dark chocolate
- 3 tangerines
- Line two oven trays or big flat dishes with baking paper.
- Peel the tangerines and pull the segments apart.
- Break the chocolate in pieces and bring into a small narrow cup.
- Melt the chocolate 'au bain Marie' by placing the cup with chocolate in boiling water. Stir carefully.
- Prick a tooth pick in each tangerine bit and dip in the chocolate.
- Lay down the tangerine flat on the with baking paper lined tray.
- Draw a little face on the tangerine.
- Place in the fridge four a few hours.
from More Than Just Carrots