Anyone else feeling like their to-do list is growing by the second and time seems to be running out? Not just me? No, I didn’t think so. Let’s ignore all of that for the moment and talk about making things that you could just buy instead.
I have a terrible habit of looking at things in shops and deciding that I’m not going to buy it because I could make it myself. I hate spending money on things that I can make at home but of course a lot of the time I don’t actually get round to making it or I do but end up wishing I’d just bought it in the first place.
I spotted tubes of giant jazzies in a shop recently and thought they’d make great little something extras to pop in to stockings and hampers. And then decided that I could make them myself.
And of course I can. So can you. It’s a lot of fun, really easy, a bit messy and you get to throw sprinkles around. But, to be honest, it’s probably easier to just buy them in the first place.
Still, there are advantages. You can make them to the size you want. Need some tiny ones? No problem. Want them to be the size of your head? Again, no problem. It’s something to occupy small people and they can be let loose with a tub of hundreds and thousands and think they’re in heaven. And you get to procrastinate, mucking about with chocolate when you could probably make much better use of your time instead.
Home made giant jazzies. Fun to make with the kids, add to stockings and hampers and, of course, eat.
- 200g chocolate, milk, dark or white
- Hundreds and thousands
- Cut a largish piece of greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Check that you will be able to see your pen marks on the other side. Draw a number of circles the size you want your jazzies to be - I traced around a 2 inch lid from an old pot - and then turn it over.
- Melt your chocolate either in the microwave, checking and stirring every 30 seconds, or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Once melted, take a teaspoonful of chocolate and drop in to the middle of a circle. Using the spoon spread out the chocolate until it is the right size and shape, using the circle you drew as a guide. Repeat until you run out of chocolate.
- Whilst the chocolate is still wet sprinkle with the hundreds and thousands.
- Leave to set until the chocolate has hardened again and then eat or package
The amount of chocolate stated can be scaled up to make however many you want.
Make sure that you can see the circles through the paper when you turn it over.