If you’re looking for a quick, ridiculously easy and utterly delicious festive sweet treat, then look no further, ya gal has got you covered.
I know a lot of you who follow me on here / read my posts haven’t always got the time to do my more ‘in-depth’ bakes, so I wanted to make sure that this Christmas, I share as many bakes as physically possible which are quicker and easier to make. And that’s exactly what I’m bringing you today.
There’s no oven time involved in todays bake, this is literally a hob and fridge job which is always a bonus when in a rush.
Today’s bake was actually inspired by a recipe I saw on my Pinterest earlier this month whilst having my daily scroll – I really liked the simplicity of these wreaths and how effective they look.
Recipe I was inspired by: https://www.deans.co.uk/recipes/article/festive-chocolate-wreaths
It’s crunchy, it’s no-bake, simple yet effective and tastes of terry’s chocolate orange, what more could you possibly ask for?
If these wreaths have caught your eye and has your belly rumbling, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling and you’ll find the recipe below:
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Chill Time: 1-2 Hours
Decorating Time: 20 Minutes
Overall Time: 2+ Hours
Ingredients You Need For Wreaths:
- 200g Of 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
- 25g Of Unsalted Butter
- 1.5tbsp Of Golden Syrup
- Zest Of One Orange
- 100g Of Cornflakes
- 50g Of Dried Cranberries
Ingredients You Need For Decorating:
- 50g Of Dark Chocolate
- Festive Coloured Chocoballs (https://www.bakeboxboutique.co.uk/products/santas-little-helper-sprinkle-mix)
- 2 Packs Of Holly & Berry Edible Christmas Toppers (https://thevanillavalley.co.uk/holly-berry-christmas-edible-decorations-pack-of-12/?)
How To Make The Mini Wreaths:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Secondly, in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat, melt together the 200g of dark chocolate, 25g of unsalted butter and 1.5tbsp of golden syrup.
- When all is melted, take off the heat and leave to one side to cool slightly.
- Once cooled, stir in the zest of one orange.
- Now carefully stir in the 100g of cornflakes, making sure not to crush them whilst stirring.
- Then, mix in the 50g of dried cranberries.
- Give one big final stir, making sure everything is coated in chocolate.
- Using a metal spoon, divide the mixture into 9-12 equal mounds on the lined baking trays. Then, using the end of the spoon, create a hole in the centre of the mounds (TIP: make sure each wreath is equally as thick all the way round to ensure they stay together once chilled).
- When the wreaths have been made, place the trays into the fridge to chill for 1-2 hours.
How To Decorate The Wreaths:
- Once the wreaths are chilled and set, remove from the fridge.
- Now, in a microwavable bowl, add 50g of dark chocolate, place into the microwave and in 20 second blasts, blast the chocolate until fully melted.
- When melted, immediately transfer the chocolate into a small piping bag and snip the very end of the piping bag off.
- Finally, using the chocolate as a glue, go wild and add the wreath decorations.
That’s your Mini Chocolate Orange Festive Wreaths prepared, chilled and decorated, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas!
You best believe these will be a HIT in your family home this festive season. The joyous taste and smell of the chocolate orange is too good not to fall in love with.
I just think these are perfect to make with the little ones this Christmas. They can get involved with every step and I know for a fact they’ll be so happy with the outcome. They are a piece of art after all.
Let me know in the comments below if you make these wreaths yourself and if so, what your thoughts are on them. Are you as obsessed as my family?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,