I love a sweet and super simple little recipe to rustle up around Christmas time – something that’s suitable for everyone in the family, that could perhaps be wrapped up and given as a gift, or just popped on the table during a holiday buffet gathering. This one perfectly fits the bill, as it is literally two steps, just melting and sprinkling, and could easily be wrapped in some cellophane with a pretty bow and handed over to any member of your family or friends. I suppose the term recipe is even a loose one, but you can adapt it with any number of different dried fruits if you don’t fancy the ones featured here. It was adapted from Lorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food. Take a look below and treat yourself if you have the few supplies you need in your cupboard already, I know I did!
300g white chocolate
50g dried cranberries
Put parchment paper onto a few baking trays, ensuring they are as flat as possible. Line up the lollipop sticks in rows.
Break the chocolate into cubes and put into a medium glass bowl. Place over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring, to melt.
Put the cranberries into a food processor and whiz up for a few seconds, until cut into tiny pieces.
Use a spoon to put two spoonfuls of chocolate on top of one end of each lollipop stick.
Sprinkle over some cranberries while the chocolate is still wet.
Put the trays into the fridge for at least 15 minutes, until the chocolate is set.
Cut some lengths of ribbon, and tie them around the lollipop sticks.
These will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Credits // Author and Photography: Lucy