Raw Chocolate Mendiants for the Easter Table

Mendiants, these little bite-sized discs of melted chocolate and fruits, have become a firm favourite in our house to make. Traditionally served at Christmas time we have given them a spring twist and shall serve these at our Easter table on our super cute rabbit board with a sprinkling of pink blossoms. So pretty and so easy to make with children. They are super delicious to be enjoyed with the whole family.

I find preparing all of the ingredients in small bowls beforehand makes this recipe so much more delightful to do with children. They love seeing all of the edible jewels laid out on the table and choosing what to put on their mendiants makes it so fun for them.

To make the mendiants :-


  • 200 g organic raw dark chocolate drops
  • Dried Fruit (we used cranberries, candied orange peel, golden raisins, chopped dried apricots, goji berries and coconut flakes)
  • Crystalized ginger pieces
  • Nuts & Seeds (we used pistachios, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds)

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Melt the chocolate chips in a bain-marie. (Here’s where an adult must supervise so to be careful for the steam not to burn). Once the chocolate is melted drop one tablespoon of chocolate onto the greaseproof paper and use the spoon to form a circle (about 2 inches wide). Repeat the process until all of the chocolate is used.

Decorate each chocolate disc with the dried fruit and nuts. It’s fun to make each disc slightly different so choosing one becomes more difficult! Your fingers will also get dipped in chocolate at this point – don’t worry about that! You could also add mini chocolate eggs to the top or make your own raw chocolate eggs too as a topping. Dried edible flowers such as cornflowers, rose petals or marigolds are equally pretty for a floral look. The beauty about mendiants is the free choice in making each one.

Once all of the discs contain fruit and nuts, allow the chocolates to set for about 30 minutes before removing them from the paper. Arrange on a pretty plate or in a wonderful shape to celebrate the season.

Do let tag us if you make them. We would love to see these pretty edibles on your Easter table. Why not try Lara’s beautiful braided Easter bread too while you’re busy with your children the kitchen or our wild garlic quiche is a wonderful lunchtime treat.

Vanessa xx


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