Sweet Maple Syrup Chocolate Shards Recipe
These crunchy chocolate shards - made using our smooth EXCELLENCE Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate - are perfect for a homemade Christmas gift (if you can bear to share). Simply pop into cellophane bags and tie with pretty ribbons before handing out to friends and family (or sneaking into Christmas stockings).
For a more intense chocolate flavour, use our EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate. You can also try different nuts - chopped almonds, hazelnut and macadamias also work well. If making this recipe for someone following a gluten free diet, always check the manufacturer's label to ensure your ingredients are free from gluten.
- 375 ml light maple syrup
- 115 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 225 g Lindt EXCELLENCE Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate, chopped (see Tip)
- 125 g pecans, toasted and chopped (see Tip)