One of the best parts of blogging is having to experiment with different kinds of food, flavors and textures. For the longest time, I have wondered how combining our favorite snacks and chocolate would taste like. I finally got to do it before the year ends. So today I introduce you to this crazy fun but absolutely tasty snack bar. It has all the best snacks and a rich mix of chocolate. How it’s made, you ask? Very simple.
As simple as getting roasted groundnuts, plantain chips, fried soya, daddies, soft hard corns, simsim, a binder and chocolate. Et voila!
What you will need:
1 C. Groundnuts, roasted and salted
1 C. Soya, fried and salted
1/2 C. Plantain chips, crushed
1/2 C. Daddies crushed
1/2 C. Hard corns, salted
1/2 C. Simsim, roasted and salted
1/2 C. Icing sugar
1/3 C. Water
1/4 C. Water
500 grams Chocolate, chopped
1/2 Tsp. Orange zest
Nonstick baking paper
- Make sure you use low fire so that the chocolate doesn’t burn while melting.
- Use really soft hard corns, soya and daddies.
- Make sure the soya, simsim, hard corns, groundnuts are salted. The salt balances out the sweetness of the chocolate.
Place a clean pan on low fire. Add 1/3 cup of water and the icing sugar. Stir till all the sugar has desolved. Let it boil till it clears and starts to thicken. Add the chopped chocolate and slowly stir till it fully melts. Add the 1/4 cup of water to reduce the thickness of the chocolate. Stir well till the melted chocolate is smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients in the melted chocolate and stir well. Line a mold (any well shaped pan or container) with parchment paper/nonstick baking paper. Pour the hot chocolate mixture in the mold. Gently tap the mold to let the chocolate set well. Cover and place it in the refrigerator. If you don’t have a refrigerator, place the chocolate in a cool place and let it harden for about 12 hours. Once fully hardened use a serrated knife to cut out bars.
Best part is that you can gift these to loved ones for the holidays.