christmas prunes

christmas prunes

An very old friend's mother used to do these chocolate prunes for christmas every year, back in 1990. Since then, I always think of them. They ask for some time, and are eaten very quickly, but its worth the hassle! 

Ingredients:

- 60 dried prunes

- 1 TS cinnamon

- 1 TS cardamon

- 0.5 TS chilli powder / cayenne pepper

- 0.5 TS clove powder

- 200g dark chocolate 

- 40g butter

- 2 packs of chocolate couverture (the convenient packed chocolate icing from the supermarket)

- cacao powder

Directions:

Take each prune and form with your fingers a little whole into them. Set aside. 

In a bain-marie, melt the 200g of chocolate and season with the above seasonings, add the butter and stir until you have a smooth ganache. With two small spoons, add a bit of the spicy chocolate mix into each prune, then put in the fridge to cool them down. 

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In the meantime, melt the chocolate couverture. Once the prunes are chilled, cover them with the couverture and throw them directly into a plate full with cacao powder. Shake around until they are covered from all sides. 

Place them back into the fridge.

The perfect give-away for your christmas guests or friends!

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