Hey peeps, guess what? It's National Candy Month! National Candy Month was established by the National Confectioners Association as a way to celebrate 100 years of candy production as well as the industry's contribution to the economy such as the amount of people they employ.
In this blog I’ll be showing you a recipe for an incredible sweet treat! The recipe I am going to share with you is my mum's tahini chocolate bits which is easy to make and delicious to eat!
What makes this chocolate so special is the tahini, a middle eastern ingredient. When I taste the chocolate and the tahini inside, I think of summer and the hot middle east (plus it pairs really nicely with the sweet and salty notes in the chocolate). So, what do you need to start with?
200g dark chocolate
3 tablespoons of tahini
¼ cup of toasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
Firstly, you put a pan on low heat and gradually toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds until lightly golden. Once done, let them rest and cool whilst continuing onto the second step
You then, melt the 200g of dark chocolate in a bowl (break up the chocolate so it is easier to melt). This can be done in the microwave with a small spoonful of coconut oil added or over boiling water in a saucepan
Add the tahini and half of the toasted seeds (the other half will be sprinkled on top) to the melted chocolate and mix all together
Place the mixture in a 21 by 22cm tray lined with parchment paper and sprinkle the remaining seed mixture on the top
Place in the fridge until it has hardened and then cut into bite size or finger sized pieces
Finally enjoy it with a tea or drink of your choice :)
I hope you enjoy making these little treats and don’t forget to check out the Student Experience newsletter for other great tips and recipes (they always have great things in stall for you)
Check out Bon Appetit’s candy recipes here: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/desserts/slideshow/homemade-candy-recipes