With Christmas on its way, you might be well underway with your gift planning.
The spend on this can add up, with ‘little presents’ for acquaintances quickly dominating a festive budget.
And given the coronavirus pandemic saw many people out of work or with a reduced income, it makes sense to cut costs where you can.
Homemade gifts are one way to do this, showing you care without breaking the bank and giving you a chance to put some creativity into presents.
Sweets are normally always a winner, and these white chocolate candies from Taste This Now are both easy to make and super tasty.
You only need three ingredients – not including cocoa or butter – to make them, and they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
The chef behind the Taste This Now account shared their recipe with us, saying you can also adapt it to suit your needs and tastes.
‘You can use any mould to make any shapes you like,’ they told Metro.co.uk. ‘I used Lego figures and mini chocolate bars.’
Moulds are easy to find on the high street or online – Lakeland has a wide range – and reusable again and again, so you can make batches as and when you have guests. Or, of course, if you just fancy a sweet treat.
Here’s how to make them:
- 3/4 milk powder
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- Fill a pan about halfway with water and bring to a boil
- Once boiling, reduce the heat and place a heatproof bowl on top (this is called a bain marie)
- Put your coconut oil into the bowl to melt
- When the oil has fully turned to liquid, sift your icing sugar in
- Mix the icing sugar through, then add your milk powder
- Keep mixing until the ingredients are combined
- Take the bowl off the heat and pour into your moulds
- Run a flat edge (like the blunt side of a knife) over the top of the mould to smooth the mixture
- Tap the mould on your worktop gently a few times to release any air bubbles
- Leave to cool for at least an hour in the fridge before serving
Once cooled, you can pop them in a festive bag or box for gifting.
However, we won’t judge you if you end up keeping them for yourself, straight out of the fridge.
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