No-bake chocolate delights

Saturday, August 30, 2008

These delicate easy-to-make sweets are a fuss-free way to please chocolate lovers.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Makes 35


* 125g butter, chopped
* 430g (2 cups) caster sugar
* 125ml (1/2 cup) water
* 2 tbs cocoa powder
* 255g (3 cups) desiccated coconut
* 260g (1 cup) crunchy peanut butter
* 125g white chocolate melts, melted


1. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place the butter, sugar, water and cocoa powder in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.

2. Bring the butter mixture to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and peanut butter.

3. Drop 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture onto the lined trays. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until firm.

4. Place the chocolate melts in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir until the chocolate melts and is smooth. Dip a fork into the melted chocolate. Drizzle the chocolate over the delights. Serve.