Pretty Edible Gifts - 1

Pretty Edible Gifts - 1

This pretty homemade gift is ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth.


Choc Nut Bars
Makes: about 30
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 35 minutes
Oven temperature: 180° C

Ingredients:

  • 205g cake flour
  • 150g treacle sugar (dark brown)
  • 115g cold butter (cubed)
  • 350ml large salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 large egg

Topping

  • 100g butter
  • 250ml treacle sugar
  • 60ml golden syrup
  • 120ml cream
  • 100g white chocolate, chopped

To make:

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  1. Bars: Grease and line a 24cm square tin. Combine the flour, sugar, butter and 250ml of the nuts in a food processor and blend until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg and process again. Press into the greased pan. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Topping: Heat the butter, sugar and syrup together over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Once it has dissolved, add the cream and simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches soft ball stage. (If you drop a little of the mixture into a bowl with cold water it should form a soft ball.)
  3. Pour over the baked layer. Scatter the chocolate and remaining nuts over the toffee. Allow to set and refrigerate. Remove from the tin and use a serrated knife to cut into the bars.

Packaging

You will need:

  • choc-nut bars (recipe above)
  • flat white gift box
  • pink ribbon
  • craft glue
  • double-sided adhesive tape
  • pretty hat pin beads, letter charms and a silver bracelet
Packaging

To make:

  1. Roll up lengths of pink ribbon to form a simple rose design and stick the flowers with craft glue on to the sides of the lid of a flat white box that has an acetate window in the lid. Line the bottom of the box with greaseproof paper. Pack the chocolate bars into the box. Cover with the lid.
  2. Make a label from a picture of yourself and your special friend or friends. Print out the photo and cut into a circular shape. Attach a pretty hat-pin to the back of the picture with double-sided tape. Stick on to the front of the box. Make a friendship bracelet from beads and letter charms for your friend, using the letters that spell her name. Tie on to a length of ribbon and tie the ribbon around the box.

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