Chocolate “flikken”

Inspired by Paula’s blog Oh Holy Sweet!! , it made me think of our – the Dutch – typical baby sweets.

When a baby is born we eat “muisjes”, a sweet made of aniseed. They come in two color combinations white/blue, if it’s a boy, and white/pink, for girls. We traditionally serve them on rusk biscuits, but more and more you see the variation with chocolate. Prepared cookiestyle (kraamflikken) or as a popsicle (kraamlolly). You can buy them or make them yourself. The challenge for non-Dutchies will be trying to find the muisjes.

How to make them?

Ingredients:
– 200 grams dark chocolate, chopped
– muisjes (or any other decoration you might like, e.g. nuts, dried fruits, rosemary, seasalt, chili, silver glitters, marshmellows)

Extra’s:
– baking paper
– popsicle sticks

1. Melt the chocolate au-bain-marie
2. Pour with a spoon melted chocolate circles on the baking paper (put the baking paper over a hardsurface e.g. a cutting board)
3. sprinkle the “muisjes” over the chocolate circles. For popsicles, push the end of the sticks in the soft chocolate.
4. Let the chocolate harden again by roomtemperature or in the fridge.
5. Eat & enjoy!

Hmmm… I think I’m going for a holiday variation. All this talk about it makes me hungry. Keep you posted!

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