Do You Love Anyone Enough…

…to give them your last Rolo? Well, as it turns out from the making of this tasty batch, the answer would be a resounding YES!

This only being the case, of course, as I managed to squeeze out a healthy 19 of these divine little treats with the ingenious improvisation that was my shot glass cookie cutter. So, all in all, plenty of love to go round, and then some – which was a major relief as these yummy bundles were a HUGE hit!

Ok, enough fawning, let’s get down to brass tacks. I was super excited when I saw this Valentine’s inspired recipe posted by The Happy Pear just recently, for a couple of reasons. Number 1 being the pure novelty of recreating this old selection box favorite at home, one which I only enjoy these days if I go out of my way to get to an Irish/British import store.

And Number 2, because of their sheer simplicity to make. With only 6 cupboard friendly ingredients on the list, and a couple of easy steps to follow, the whole process took about an hour from start to finish including washing-up time.

And, as you can see from above, the end-product looks like the handiwork of a master chocolatier – well, maybe on their day off…and, with both hands strapped behind their back! But you get the picture – quick, really fun to do, and definitely better as a healthier, homemade version.

Honestly, I never thought a caramel made up primarily of cashews, walnuts and medjool dates could be so delicious. And, giggles aside, I think the molding and shaping of the dough itself – a task that could only have been successful with a mindful approach, due its insane stickiness – was one of the most truly meditative experiences I’ve had with quite a while!

So, some pro-tips on this one…

  • You will definitely need a decent blender for this. My Vitamix just about coped with the gooeyness, and I had give it a couple of short rests to get the mix to the right consistency.
  • Also, the guys mention that you need 200g and 400g of chocolate at two different stages in the video, so taking a risk I used a 340g packet of Whole Foods 365 Everyday Day Value Dark Chocolate Baking Chunks and I had TONS to spare. Which makes for happy days, as I wasn’t looking forward to denying my lovely, lovely, Rolos to anyone…be it the first, second, third, or last!

So, with all that said, here’s the vid if you fancy checking it out…oh yah, FUN TIMES!


In-Text Image Credit: Cala / stocksnap.io

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