Today, I have a fun idea for making these quick and tasty mendiants from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making. This is kind of a "use up your leftovers" kind of snack that even the littlest foodies can get in on the action.
Mendiants are simply disks of chocolates with an
assortment of added yummy goodness. They are
most commonly seen with dried fruit and nuts, but
other items such as chopped pretzels, crunches, or
anything else you like can be added. Making mendiants
is a practical way to use leftover chocolate.
Y o u W i l l N e e d
• chopped dried fruit
• chopped nuts
1. Melt chocolate candy coating or melt and temper real
2. Drop a spoonful of chocolate onto a sheet of
3. Sprinkle chopped dried fruit and nuts on
the chocolate disk.
4. Let set.
Store mendiants in an airtight container
at room temperature for up to three weeks.
More about the new book CPi book:
The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making is your go-to handbook for all things confectionery. From the author that brought you The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating and The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, this book shows you how to make the perfect candies, chocolates, chews, and caramels. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 650 full-color photos for clear understanding. More than 80 tried-and-true recipes allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Whether you are looking to make gooey caramel for your pecan patties, or trying to mold the perfect chocolate truffle, author Autumn Carpenter will take you through every type of candy, with an introductory section on the basic tools, ingredients, and methods involved including: Chocolates, Brittles, Fudges, Caramels, Marshmallow, even decorations and candy clay!
Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionary artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published two books with Creative Publishing international: The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating and The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating. Her third book, Cake, Cupcake, and Cookie Decorating with Kids will be published in November 2013. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploration Societé ) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and other confectionary arts. Autumn is co-owner of a confectionary supply store, Country Kitchen SweetArt- www.shopcountrykitchen.com. Autumn also has developed a line of cookie and cake decorating tools that are distributed throughout the world. Products developed by Autumn are featured on her website www.autumncarpenter.com.