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Recipe

Christmas crisps

Decadent as well as pretty, these Christmas crisps are a real treat to gift to friends. Although you might want to keep a few for yourself too - these little sweets are too good to give up!

By Nici Wickes
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 36
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Ingredients

  • 125 gram butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 100 gram white chocolate
  • 100 gram dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry powder
  • 2 tablespoon crushed pistachios

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan, then add in the oats, flour, spice and almonds. Mix thoroughly, then stir in the egg.
  • 3
    Arrange teaspoonfuls of the mixture, evenly spaced with room to spread, on the tray. I usually get about 10-12 on each tray. Bake for 7 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool – they will crisp up almost immediately – then transfer to a wire rack. Rotate the two trays until all the mixture is used.
  • 4
    Melt the white and dark chocolate separately in two small bowls. Use a pastry brush to coat the back sides of biscuits in white or dark chocolate, or dip biscuits into the chocolate and then in either the raspberry powder or crushed pistachios. Place them back on the wire rack to set.
  • 5
    Gift these crisps in little boxes or jars, but be careful as they are quite fragile.

Notes

• Watch the crisps closely as they burn fast! • These will keep well in an airtight container.

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