Desserts & Baking

Chocolate “candles”

30 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Cape Sweet Red

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  • 200 g Marie biscuits, finely crushed
  • 400 g dark chocolate, melted
  • 4 bay leaves

Stir the biscuits into the chocolate until well combined.

Divide the mixture into quarters and pour each batch onto a sheet of baking paper in an even line. Gently fold over the baking paper and shape the chocolate into a cigar shape.

Place the chocolate into the freezer and allow to set slightly.

Remove from the freezer before completely set and shape to your desired thickness. Return to the freezer and allow to set completely.

Remove the candles from the freezer. Warm the tip of a metal skewer and make a small hole in the top of each candle, just big enough for the bay leaf stem to fit.

Secure the leaves onto the candles using more melted chocolate.

The candles can be displayed on a plate using melted chocolate to secure them.

Cook’s note: Place extra melted chocolate in a piping bag to create drip effects down the length of the candles.

You only need three ingredients - and just a little patience - to make these chocolate "candles" as a statement for your table. Bonus: your guests can break them after the meal to enjoy with coffee.

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Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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