Crunchy Choco Cups With Pecans

  1. 200 gr dark chocolate bars (I used Lindt Dessert 85% Cacao)
  2. 100 gr milk chocolate bars
  3. 1 Mars bar (62 gr)
  4. 1 tbsp butter
  5. 1 cup cornflakes, lightly crushed
  6. 1/2 cup pecans, roasted, coarsely chopped
This is perfect to fill in small gift bags to give away for friends and relatives, plus it's really easy. This is a modification of one of Nigella's recipes. I once watched one of her shows where the theme was chocolate. Well, being a chocolate lover myself I was really eager to try the recipe immediately. One of the things that excites me about the recipe was that she added Mars chocolate bar for 'the extra gooey feeling', I thought "Wow, nice description" LOL. The difference is that she used bittersweet chocolate chips.

When I was in France I found the Lindt Dessert 85% Cacao. Once I've tried it I fell in love immediately LOL. I've also tried chocolate bars with 100% pasta de cacao here in Spain, I made some chocolate pudding with it. Hmmm..I don't know, but I prefer Lindt's. I think it's richer in terms of the aroma I guess? Here I've only found Lindt dessert with 70% cacao, but it's good enough. You can also ditch the milk chocolate bar if you don't like it.

So here it goes:

  • Melt the chocolates, butter, and Mars bar in a double boiler
  • Stir it until it's well-blended
  • In a bowl, combine the crushed cornflakes, chopped pecans, and the chocolate mixture. Mix it well
  • Scoop the mixture in to small paper cups.
  • Sprinkle with some chopped roasted pecans
  • Refrigerate for about 15-30 min.

You can add any combinations to your liking. Dried fruits, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, rice cereals, anything it's endless. Enjoy and have fun! ^_^