Holidays are about here! This chocolate candy recipe is great any time of year, but especially fun to give for gifts at Christmas. I always love how chocolate pairs with lavender and am always creating new ways to add the two together. You can be creative with your candy as well, sub a different style of nut, chips and even use holiday sprinkles.
You can get fun Christmas candy boxes online here. Add ribbon and a bow and you've got yourself a great gift!
Note-I keep my chocolate in the double boiler while spooning out the chocolate so the chocolate doesn't cool down as fast. This will give you a few more minutes before the chocolate begins to harden.
Chocolate Lavender Candy
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup pecans
2 Tbsp Culinary Lavender
Bring a double boiler to boiling then turn heat to medium low. Add to your hot double boiler 2 cups chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Stir your chocolate until melted then add and stir in your vanilla. Chocolate chips can be temperamental so once it is melted, quickly make a tray of round disks and sprinkle on your nuts and lavender. I like to gently press my nuts into the chocolate so they don't fall off later. Be careful your chocolate will be hot.
Once your chocolate candy has cured you can put it in a cute gift box to give to friends! Let us know what you think of it!
Playing around the kitchen today as I was wanting to make a bread. I thought how can I use my Lavender Scone Mix into a streusel bread. With a little mixing and a little thinking, and a couple trials...here is what I came up with. It is lovely bread that you'll want to gobble up right from the oven. It tastes delicious with a touch of butter and honey too.
If you don't have time to make the bread, our scone mix is super fast, just 5 minute prep time and 13-15 cook time. But if you have more time to spend in the kitchen this bread is simply delicious!
Lavender Streusel Bread
Lavender Scone Mix
1 cup milk
6 Tbl butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375℉.
In medium sized mixing bowl combine Lavender Scone Mix, 1 cup of milk, eggs, 6 Tbl butter, and vanilla. Stir until ingredients are combined. Set aside and make streusel.
1/4 cup lavender sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl melted butter
In another small mixing bowl combine sugars and cinnamon. Then pour the melted butter over the top of sugar and mix until combined.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then add half of bread batter spread to edges of pan. Add half of the streusel and top with remaining batter and layer last of the streusel on top. Bake for 40 minutes, then cover with foil and bake another 20-25 minutes until done. Once baked let cool for 10 minutes and then you can remove it from pan and serve.
It's chocolate lovers week for us...just can't help it!
Lavender Chocolate Cookies made with our Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix! I needed to take some cookies to an event last week and I really needed some chocolate so I whipped out of our Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix and started to create.
They are good, quick, fast and approved....#canteatjustone so be forewarned!
Chocolate Lavender Cookies
1 package of Lavender Chocolate Cake Mix
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips (opt.)
Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.
With a small cookie scoop drop rounded dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Cook in a preheated 350℉ oven for 10-12 minutes!
These are super easy to whip up quick!
Make our Lavender Brownie Mix in a mini cupcake pan. Adjust the cooking time to 12-15 minutes.
Simply skewer a strawberry, marshmallow and Lavender Brownie bite. We love to go camping and I can't wait to try this grilled a little to toast the marshmallow and warm the strawberry. I'll have to let you know how it works!
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.