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Peppermint Cracknel Chocolate Sticks with Toasted Coconut

Shards of peppermint cracknel and toasted coconut combine to make this chocolate crunchy, chewy and utterly delicious.
Course After Dinner, Snack
Cuisine British
Keywords chocolate, coconut, cracknel, mint, peppermint
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 sticks
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz granulated sugar (I used vanilla sugar)
  • 1 drop essential peppermint oil
  • 4 oz desiccated coconut
  • 200 g 72% dark chocolate - broken into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Place the sugar into a pan over a medium heat. Watch it carefully until it's liquified.
  2. Allow it to bubble for thirty seconds to a minute until it's turned golden.
  3. Remove from the heat. It will continue to cook and go a lovely caramel colour. If it doesn't, return the pan briefly to the stove.
  4. Add the peppermint oil, stir and pour onto a piece of baking parchment. Leave to cool and harden.
  5. When set (this should only take a few minutes), break into bits, then roughly crush with the end of a rolling pin.
  6. Carefully toast the coconut in a frying pan over a medium heat until golden, stirring all the time. Allow to cool.
  7. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot, but not boiling, water.
  8. Stir in the coconut and mint cracknel pieces.
  9. Pour into an 8" (20cm) sq. silicone mould or lined tin and leave to set.

  10. Cut into sticks with a sharp knife.

Recipe Notes

If these are destined as a gift, place into a cellophane bag, label and tie with a bow.

If you're able to temper the chocolate, it will look better and last for longer.

Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Cracknel Chocolate Sticks with Toasted Coconut
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.7g 12%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 8.9g
Protein 1.2g 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.