I am sure a lot of you will be in the same boat- lots of left over chocolates and things from the festive period. I decided to use some of the leftovers by making some cookies.
I had lots of chocolate (especially milk chocolate which I am not such a big fan of) and peppermint candy canes, so I decided to attempt mint chocolate cookies.
First up I chopped up some milk chocolate (I even used some truffles in there), and bashed up the candy canes in a pestle and mortar. That was fun, although bits of peppermint flew everywhere so I needed to crush up more (and vacuum up a lot too!).
Then I followed the recipe, only I added a tsp peppermint extract instead of the vanilla, and mixed in chopped chocolate and candy canes. I find that I need to cook them for about 11 minutes, but that might be my oven. The recipe says 7 mins for really soft ones, and 10 mins for more traditional cookies. These ones are still chewy and delicious.
They are so pretty with the little flecks of pink candy cane in there.
Andy said that the crunch from the candy canes was really good too. 🙂
Now I just have to find a use for all the other candy canes….
What are your favourite ways to use up leftovers? I am talking savoury or sweet. I love making up a hotch potch warm quinoa salad with anything I have, or some lovely bread is great to use up any cheese and pickle, and of course most sweeter things are fab for topping porridge (not sure if I could handle peppermint porridge though!), or brownies.