White chocolate and peppermint snowflakes

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It is much to my boyfriend’s eternal confusion that I adore the combination of mint and chocolate. He will never understand why I always ask for mint choc chip ice cream, the way that fudge chequered with green and brown makes my eyes widen with glee, how I can devour an entire box of mint chocolate Matchmakers in one sitting. Mint chocolate seems to have a bit of a Marmite syndrome going on – you either love it, or you think it’s vile and look upon your girlfriend with utter disgust when she licks the ice cream bowl clean. He may fall into the latter category, but I am definitely and eternally a member of the former.

These white chocolate peppermint snowflakes combine my favourite flavours in a way that a mint chocolate lover can only dream of – they are sweet, sticky, and so so simple to make. Whip up a batch and stack them in a cellophane bag – they make a lovely gift (for anyone who doesn’t retch at the thought of a peppermint cream).

Ingredients

100g white chocolate
3 peppermint candy canes
A chocolate mould (mine was Β£2 from Tiger)

Recipe

Place the candy canes into a mixing bowl and use the end of a rolling pin (or similar) to crush them into small pieces.
Break the white chocolate into squares and put them in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted.
Sprinkle a dusting of the crushed candy canes into the base of your chocolate mould. Top with the melted chocolate and leave to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Enjoy (and ignore your partner’s appalled glances).

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