Teacher Gifts: Homemade Rose Flavoured Chocolate Buttons

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Deciding on a gift for teachers can be so much hard work. I decided that it would be nice to make something special with Gracie to say thanks. We have made a Rose flavoured chocolate button with a violet crystal topping. As they look and taste so good I thought I would share with you. Best of all they take only 20 minutes to make!

100g milk chocolate
1/2 tsp rose water
1/4 tsp sunflower oil
Violet Crystals

1. Break up the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Gently stir until the chocolate is fully melted.
2. Remove from heat and stir in half a teaspoon of rose water and quarter of a teaspoon of sunflower oil. 
3. Line some baking trays with non stick baking paper. I used three as my trays are only small ( I also used a small amount of tape to hold the paper in place as the chocolate drops are not heavy).
4. Using a teaspoon, drop small amounts of the chocolate mixture onto the baking trays being careful to try and make them small and round in size.
5. When the buttons are starting to set scatter a pinch of violet crystals over the top of each of the buttons then leave to set in a cool dry place.

The recipe is easy enough to get the kids involved, particularly in breaking up the chocolate, stirring and sprinkling on the violet crystals. Let them help you check on them and taste them while you wait to package them up. I waited around 4 hours before packing them up.

I bought some cute little glass jars, you can get a set of four for just £1.50 in Ikea ours are from Tesco but are exactly the same but are £1 each. (I've stocked up in Ikea for family presents). To decorate we then made little tags using coloured card, writing the teachers and teaching assistants names on each and a little message saying 'Merry Christmas love from Gracie' on the back and tied it round the jar using a cute grey wool string. Alternatively, you could package them into a presentation box which would be just as nice.

So there you have it, a nice and easy idea for homemade gifts for teachers, friends and family. You could even experiment with different types of chocolate and flavourings. I have a dark chocolate, a dairy free chocolate and a chocolate orange version planned to make over the next week.

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  1. I LOVE this idea! Simple enough for the little ones to get involved but a really sweet and thoughtful gift. I bet the teachers love them!

  2. What a brilliant idea, I like the sound of the rose flavour. May have to try them with the kids, they love baking. We made fudge last weekend.