Recipe: Giant jazzies

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.

Home made giant jazzies

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.

Giant jazzies

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.

Giant jazzies

Home made giant jazzies

Yield: 20 2 inch jazzies

Home made giant jazzies. Fun to make with the kids, add to stockings and hampers and, of course, eat.

Ingredients

  • 200g chocolate, milk, dark or white
  • Hundreds and thousands

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Melt your chocolate either in the microwave, checking and stirring every 30 seconds, or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  3. 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.
  4. Whilst the chocolate is still wet sprinkle with the hundreds and thousands.
  5. Leave to set until the chocolate has hardened again and then eat or package

Notes

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.

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  • Amy Wells

    Just as an aside, we call those ‘ freckles ‘ here in Australia…. And what kiud doesn’t love a giant freckle?

    • http://fishfingersfortea.co.uk/ Fishfingers for tea

      I like that name! If they’re made of white chocolate we call them snowies.

  • Candace

    Just found your blog via net mums. Off to find pen and note pad to write down a few of these lovely recipes, well lets be honest probably most of them. May surface from the kitchen next Summer! Loving what I see and am sure my tum will love it too

    • http://fishfingersfortea.co.uk/ Fishfingers for tea

      What an incredibly lovely comment, you’ve really made my day. Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/BangerMashChat Bangers & Mash

    I LOVE these! I’m so like you – always spotting things in the shops and thinking, oh but I could make those myself! And then four hours later in the kitchen I’m generally wondering why on earth I didn’t just buy them in the first place. But these look great fun – particularly making absolutely ginormous ones! Great post ;)

    • http://fishfingersfortea.co.uk/ Fishfingers for tea

      Thanks lovely. I’m glad it’s not just me! These are fun to make and Izzy was thrilled when I handed her the tub of hundreds and thousands.

  • Alida

    wow. they look absolutely amazing!

    • http://fishfingersfortea.co.uk/ Fishfingers for tea

      Thank you very much!

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